Trump takes track to open Daytona 500

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE took to the track to open the Daytona 500 race Sunday. 

Trump arrived at the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon with his full motorcade on the speedway. He made about a quarter of a lap before pulling aside. 

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"My fellow race fans, the Daytona 500 is a legendary display," he said after emerging to applause from the crowd. 

Trump thanked the "tens of thousands of patriots" gathered at the Daytona International Speedway for the race, which he called "pure American glory." 

The president told the crowd that no matter who wins, "what matters most is God, family and country." 

Trump was met at the airport by NASCAR officials. 

First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power FBI director casts doubt on concerns over mail-in voting fraud Trump: 'We could hardly hear' boos, chanting at Supreme Court MORE is expected to attend the race with him, along with Reps. Bill PoseyWilliam (Bill) Joseph PoseyOVERNIGHT ENERGY: 20 states sue over Trump rule limiting states from blocking pipeline projects | House Democrats add 'forever chemicals' provisions to defense bill after spiking big amendment | Lawmakers seek extension for tribes to spend stimulus money House Democrats add some 'forever chemicals' provisions to defense bill after spiking major amendment House Republicans urge White House to support TSA giving travelers temperature checks MORE (R-Fla.) and Michael WaltzMichael WaltzGaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker The real virus to the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (R-Fla.) as well as Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisTrump faces tricky choice on Supreme Court pick DeSantis wants to protect college students from punishment for not following COVID-19 rules Texas governor proposes stiffer penalties for organizing, participating in 'riots' MORE (R), according to the White House.