Daytona 500 Getting A Visit From President Trump

The President may also be joined by the First Lady and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

February 13, 2020
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America's president will be making an appearance at the Great American Race this Sunday! President Donald Trump is expected to attend the Daytona 500 on Sunday and also being reported that the First Lady and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may also be attending.

Joanne Magley, a spokeswoman for the Volusia County-run Daytona Beach International Airport wrote in an email to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, "The president will be here for the Daytona 500. That is all of the information I have at this time."

U.S. Secret Service tweeted Wednesday that it was securing the Daytona 500 by establishing a 30-mile "no drone zone" around the racetrack.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said his agency is making preparations for three VIPs: Trump, Melania Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an airspace restriction around the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, indicating Trump will be attending NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500.

Kyle Busch told reporters that while the Daytona 500 is already "off the charts fun," he's excited for Trump's arrival. “I can’t wait for President Trump to show up and for all of the race fans to acknowledge him and just to have that fun atmosphere of a president at the Daytona 500.”

Trump will reportedly be the second sitting president to visit the race. The first was George W. Bush who was the president when he attended the event in 2004. 

One thing no one can deny is it when it comes to straight up pure patriotism NASCAR fans are at the top of the list! I'm pretty sure President Trump will be shown a lot of love! ~grace