President Donald Trump served as the grand marshall of the Daytona 500 NASCAR race on Sunday, flying Air Force One above the track in a grand entrance that wowed fans.
The audience shouted “four more years!” as Trump came to the platform. He thanked the fans and called them “patriots” in remarks before the race began.
“NASCAR fans never forget that no matter who wins the race, what matters most is God, family, country,” he said.
After shouting “Gentemen start your engines!” he watched the race. In a pre-race interview, he said he thought the drivers were “brave” and joked that he would get into a car and race alongside them.
Trump’s re-election campaign also ran a racing-themed ad during the race broadcast. He was probably preaching to the choir, however, because NASCAR fans are typically very conservative.
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