Fox Business reports President Trump’s attendance at the Daytona 500 may have helped to rev up ratings at NASCAR’s flagship event on Sunday despite rain-soaked conditions that forced an early stop to the race.
With Trump on hand to serve as grand marshal and give the order for NASCAR drivers to start their engines, the Daytona 500 drew an initial audience of 11.2 million viewers for the start of the race, Sports Business Journal reported. Viewership at the race start was up 32 percent compared to last year and was the highest at the Daytona 500 in five years.
Per TCO, In case you missed President Trump’s Daytona 500 appearance, or simply want to relive some of the best moments, we’ve compiled 5 moments for the ages.
The event was filled with positive energy, love of country, and chants of “USA! USA!” and “Four More Years!”
EPIC MOMENT 1 – Air Force 1 Arrives
The 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump, arrives via Air Force One at the Daytona International Speedway.
EPIC MOMENT 2 – “The Beast” Unleashed
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 16, 2020
EPIC MOMENT 3 – The U.S Thunderbirds Take Flight
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2020
EPIC MOMENT 4 – “Gentleman Start Your Engines”
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 16, 2020
Epic Moment 5 “God, Family and Country”
God? I'm the chosen one.
Family? Fucking around having wife and kids.
Country? Must be Russia. https://t.co/6Mo6dUCQ6G
— Paul van der Meer (@Paul_VanDerMeer) February 16, 2020
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