Air Force One Circled Overhead As Trump Did Laps In ‘Beast’ Limo As Grand Marshal Of Daytona 500
Although NASCAR officials postponed the Daytona 500 to Monday afternoon due to rain delays, it didn’t stop President Trump from making a grand entrance.
The President appeared at the race in time to tell drivers to start their engines and take a ceremonial parade lap in his presidential limousine, “The Beast”. Soon after “The Beast” exited the Daytona International Speedway, the sky opened for a brief shower that forced drivers back to pit road and one of many delays.
As if that wasn’t enough, Trump’s Air Force One also circled a mere 800 feet above the track as onlookers cheered below.
The week before the race, the Secret Service Tweeted out that the Daytona 500 will be secured by the agency.
Trump addressed the crowd, saying the event was “a legendary display of roaring engines, soaring spirits, and American skills, speed and power that we’ve been hearing about for so many years.”
Trump is only the second sitting president to visit the race, after George W. Bush in 2004. The race will resume Monday at 4 p.m. ET, officials said.