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Trump takes track to open Daytona 500

President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC 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. 

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