Trump's full motorcade, including the presidential limousine, "The Beast", then entered the track via the speedway, making roughly a quarter lap before pulling aside in an infield staging area. "We love NASCAR and the people of NASCAR".
As Air Force One approached the airport just beyond the backstretch at Daytona International before landing at 1:05 p.m., the plane dipped low and cruised over the track so fans could get a dramatic glimpse of the behemoth 747 before it touched down. Trump spent the weekend at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.
Reigning champion Denny Hamlin qualified 21st but is a favorite.
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The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile long race that has become the season-opening race of the NASCAR Cup series.
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The order for the rest of the 40-car field was determined during two more qualifying races Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
William Byron is on a hot streak at Daytona right now.
The president was in friendly territory at each of the last three sporting events and the Daytona 500 was no different. "There is really no other goal outside of that".
Kyle Busch had five wins and 17 top-five finishes in 2019.
Given the honor of commanding drivers to start their engines, Trump made a grand entrance before the start of the race. He also won the 2016 race.