President Trump to Lead Off Daytona 500 By Taking Lap in ‘The Beast’ at Famed International Speedway
By Fox News // February 16, 2020
President and first lady Melania Trump will make historic trip in 22,000-pound vehicle
(FOX NEWS) – President Donald Trump is set to rev up NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on Sunday with a lap around the famed oval track in the armored presidential limo, dubbed “The Beast,” a first for any U.S. president, Fox News has confirmed.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump will make their historic trip in the 22,000-pound vehicle around Florida’s Daytona International Speedway ahead of the race, Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts reported.
Trump, who was already tapped to be the second-ever sitting president to act as grand marshal in the Great American Race, will be the first president, sitting or former, to deliver the iconic “start your engines” command to the 43 drivers in the competition.
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