The Daytona 500 is NASCAR’s greatest stage, and it usually attracts loads of high-profile friends.
This 12 months isn’t any totally different. Donald Trump is anticipated so as to add the 2020 version of the race to his listing of sporting occasions attended since turning into president.
As well as, a well-recognized face shall be waving the inexperienced flag.
Here is the whole lot you have to find out about Donald Trump’s anticipated look at Daytona 500, and details about the grand marshal, honorary starter and national anthem singer.
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Is Donald Trump on the Daytona 500?
Donald Trump is anticipated to be the grand marshal of the Daytona 500, a choice first reported by the Related Press. Trump had been rumored to be planning on attending the race for days, and his anticipated look was confirmed by Daytona Worldwide Speedway President Chip Wile on Thursday.
Assertion from Daytona Worldwide Speedway President Chip Wile relating to the go to of the President of the US to the DAYTONA 500. pic.twitter.com/YvyHgv1HiW
Daytona Worldwide Speedway (@DISupdates) February 13, 2020
Earlier this 12 months, Trump attended the Faculty Soccer Playoff championship. In 2019, he attended 4 sporting occasions: World Collection Sport 5, UFC 244, LSU at Alabama soccer and the Military-Navy sport.
The one earlier president to attend a Daytona 500 was George W. Bush in 2004, however George H. W. Bush (1992) and Ronald Reagan (1984) attended the Firecracker 400 at Daytona throughout their phrases.
Who’s the grand marshal for the Daytona 500?
Donald Trump is the grand marshal for the 2020 Daytona 500, that means he’ll subject the directive for drivers to start out their engines.
Earlier politicians to be grand marshal embody President George H. W. Bush (1978), President George W. Bush (2004) and Supreme Courtroom justice Clarence Thomas (1999).
Final 12 months’s grand marshal was Houston Texans star J.J. Watt.
Who’s the honorary starter for the Daytona 500?
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will wave the inexperienced flag because the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500. A two-time Daytona 500 winner, Earnhardt was the 2018 Daytona 500 grand marshal.
Who’s singing the national anthem on the Daytona 500 in 2020?
Nalani Quintello, an Air Drive sergeant and former American Idol contestant, will sing the national anthem earlier than the 2020 Daytona 500. Quintello is a Florida native, and would be the third army member to carry out the Daytona 500 anthem prior to now 4 years.