President Trump to become first president to serve as Daytona 500 grand marshal


Who better to tell the drivers of the Great American Race to “start your engines” than the president himself?

President Trump will be the first president to ever serve as the race’s grand marshal and Sunday will mark the second time ever a president has attended the Daytona 500. The only other president to do so was George W. Bush in 2004, when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was victorious.

President Trump has close ties to NASCAR. CEO Brian France Jr. endorsed him in 2016, champions Joey Logan and Martin Truex Jr. have visited the White House and Team Penske owner Roger Penske was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019.