Trump to serve as grand marshal, run campaign ad during Daytona 500

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE's campaign will air a new ad during a broadcast of the Daytona 500 on Sunday touting what Trump and his campaign say are "new heights" America has reached under his administration. 

The 30-second ad says that the "new heights" that America has "raced" to under President Trump's leadership include: "Millions of new jobs, rising wages, record-low unemployment, securing our border, protecting our country and respecting our veterans." 

The ad ends with the narrator pledging, "The best is yet to come." 

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Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE commented on the event, saying that the race was a good opportunity for Trump to convey his reelection message. 

“NASCAR fans are patriots who support the president in huge numbers, so we definitely wanted to communicate directly with them about keeping America great during the great American race,” campaign manager Brad Parscale said, according to a report from nj.com.

Trump's campaign plans on flying an aerial banner near Daytona International Speedway and the president will serve as grand marshal of the race, giving Trump the opportunity to say line, "Gentlemen start your engines," according to the website.

Fox Business also reported that the president's limo might take a lap on the track. 

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, NASCAR executives and employees gave over $40,000 to political campaigns in 2019, with the majority of the money going to Republicans. Brian France, former CEO of NASCAR, endorsed Trump in 2016. 

 

The president is a known fan of sporting events, having attended several marquee events during his presidency. His campaign also ran an ad during the Super Bowl, although Trump was not in attendance.