Only 2 Us Presidents have ever attended the Daytona 500. George W. Bush and now Donald J. Trump. This is just another example of how the president tries to stay connected with Americans while the Democrats fight among themselves with complaints of Bloomberg trying to “buy the election/presidency” or contemplating Hillary Clinton as Bloomberg’s running mate.
“President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers and their teams were competing “for pure American glory.”
“Following a recitation of the opening command, “Gentleman, start your engines,” Trump got into his black limousine for a ceremonial spin around Daytona International Speedway. He had joked moments earlier in a Fox interview that while as president, he was not allowed to drive his own car, ” I’m going to hop into one of these cars and I’m going to get into this race if possible. I love the idea.’’
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