‘START YOUR ENGINES’ – President Trump Designated as Grand Marshal for Sunday’s Daytona 500

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"Drivers, start your engines"

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(FOX NEWS) – President Trump is taking part in this year’s Daytona 500.

Not as a driver, but as grand marshal, which means he gets to give the “start your engines” command to the 43 entrants in The Great American Race.

It’ll mark the first time a president, sitting or former, has ever uttered the words at the event. The only other time a sitting president attended the race as grand marshal was when George Bush came in 2004, the year Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first 500.

Earnhardt was grand marshal in 2018 and will be on the stand this Sunday to wave the green flag as honorary starter.

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