DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — President Trump is coming to Daytona Beach on Sunday to attend the Daytona 500.
- Air Force One due at Daytona Beach airport Sunday
- Secret Service secured No Drone Zone around Speedway
- Presidents Reagan, both Bushes attended races there
And the president will be the race's grand marshal, giving drivers the command to "start their engines."
The White House officially confirmed Thursday that the president would be attending the race Sunday, after a spokesperson for Daytona Beach International Airport confirmed the president will be flying into the facility that day.
The U.S. Secret Service also tweeted Wednesday that it was securing a 30-mile "No Drone Zone" around the Daytona International Speedway during the race.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood also told Spectrum News reporter Nicole Griffin that his office was preparing for a visit from the president, the first lady, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis's office has confirmed he would be there Sunday.
The visit will be the first time Trump has attended the race, at least since taking office, but it would not be the first time a sitting president has attended.
George W. Bush, for instance, attended the Daytona 500 in 2004. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush also attended NASCAR races at the speedway several times during their time in office, particularly while they were running for re-election.