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Video: President Donald Trump Gives Command to Start Engines, Paces Daytona 500

No matter what side of the political aisle that you’re on, it’s really cool to see the sitting President of the United States stop by a NASCAR race. It’s even a bigger deal when it’s the Daytona 500.

On Sunday, before the rain marred the rest of the day, Donald Trump flew into the speedway on Air Force One.

The president then did an interview with FOX Sports’ Jamie Little.

Then, Trump gave the field of 40 the command to start the engines.

But Trump didn’t stop there, he also took ‘The Beast’ — the nickname for the Presidential limousine — around the Daytona International Speedway for the pace laps of the Great American Race.

Then, Trump gave the drivers one last word over the radios before the race got underway:

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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