Trump greeted with applause, cheers from NASCAR fans upon arrival at Daytona 500
President Trump was greeted with loud cheers and applause from NASCAR fans shortly after he and first lady Melania Trump arrived at the Daytona 500 in Florida on Sunday.
Footage captured from the moment shows the president and first lady exiting “The Beast,” his presidential state car, to chants of “four more years” and USA” from the audience.
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He was also met with praise from fans during remarks he delivered to the audience in a speech prior to the race that have been spread by his supporters across social media on Sunday afternoon.
“Soon, the cars will take to the track for the start. Tires will screech, rubber will burn, fans will scream and the great American race will begin,” Trump said during the address.
“For 500 heart-pounding miles these fierce competitors will chase the checkered flag … and make their play for pure American glory, and that’s what it is, pure American glory,” he also said ahead of the race.
Trump also got the chance to serve as grand marshal for the racing event.
He is the second president in history to attend the Daytona 500, after President George W. Bush in 2004, ABC News reports.
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