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Trump Kicks Off Daytona 500: 'No Matter Who Wins, God, Family and Country Matter Most'


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President Donald Trump arrived at the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon to welcome fans and serve as grand marshal.

The president was greeted by enthusiastic fans with Trump 2020 flags flooding the infield and loud cheering as he arrived with his full motorcade on the speedway, driving about a quarter of a lap before pulling aside, The Hill reports.

Both entrances were broadcast on giant video boards around the super speedway.

The president thanked the "tens of thousands of patriots" gathered at speedway for the race, which he called "pure American glory."

"NASCAR fans never forget that no matter who wins the race, what matters most is God, family, country," he said. "Rubber will burn, fans will scream and the great American race will begin.”

The president started the race, shouting, "Gentlemen start your engines!"

Trump is only the second president to attend the Daytona 500, behind President George W. Bush who issued the famous command in 2004.

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Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris is a Features Producer for The 700 Club. She came to CBN in 2019 where she worked as a web producer in the news department for three years. Her passion was always to tell human interest stories that would touch the hearts of readers while connecting them with God. She transitioned into her new role with The 700 Club in August 2022.