Sports Daytona 500 starts following Trump's parade lap, rain delay

01:20  17 february  2020
01:20  17 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Trump giving election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans

  Trump giving election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. Given the honour of commanding drivers to start their engines, Trump made a grand entrance before the start of the race. He gave thousands of fans a flyover of Air Force One and then rode onto the track in the presidential motorcade as the audience roared with delight. The motorcade took roughly a quarter lap before pulling aside in an infield staging area.© Provided by The Canadian PressPresident George W. Bush also appeared at the race during his reelection year.

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Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine. Following a recitation of the opening command, “Gentleman, start your engines,'' Trump got into his black limousine for a ceremonial spin around Daytona International Speedway.

Donald Trump standing in front of a crowd© Provided by The Canadian Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona 500 has begun after a 50-minute rain delay that started moments after President Donald Trump and his motorcade finished a ceremonial parade lap.

Trump's limousine nicknamed “The Beast" exited Daytona International Speedway, and the sky opened for a brief shower that forced drivers back to pit road.

The start already had been pushed back 13 minutes to accommodate Trump's trip.

Trump made a dramatic entrance hours earlier, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed track. Thousands cheered as Air Force One performed a flyover and landed at Daytona International Airport a few hundred yards behind the track. Trump's motorcade arrived a few minutes later, prompting another loud ovation. Both entrances were broadcast on giant video boards around the superspeedway.

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The Daytona 500 is finally here to officially kick off the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series and another year of racing. Every team will hope to use the 500 -miles and 200 laps of The Great American By the end, only 19 of the 40 cars that began the race were still running and only 14 ended up completing every lap .

US President Donald Trump is the fourth president to serve as grand marshal at a Daytona race, and the second to do so at the iconic Daytona 500 , following former US President George W. Bush, who served as grand marshal in 2004.

At least a dozen drivers were escorted from the pre-race meeting to a private introduction with Trump.

“I got to meet the president! How cool is that?” driver Aric Almirola said.

Trump served as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500 and gave the command for drivers to start their engines. He then got in the limousine and turned a lap.

The president's visit was widely welcomed by NASCAR fans. Trump 2020 flags flooded the infield, and some fans wore them as capes in the garage area.

Trump's presence also created huge lines at entrances, with many fans complaining while waiting hours to get through security.

Former NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France, who was replaced following his August 2018 arrest on DUI charges, was on Air Force One with the president and first lady. They travelled from West Palm Beach.

Among those who met them at the airport: current NASCAR chairman Jim France and fellow top executives Lesa France Kennedy and Ben Kennedy.


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Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press

Ryan Newman suffered head injury, no internal injuries in crash .
The driver said he suffered the injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details in a statement read before Sunday’s race.“I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones. I did sustain a head injury for which I’m currently being treated,’’ Newman wrote in a statement. “The doctors have been pleased with my progression over the last few days.

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