- President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed at Palm Beach International Airport on Friday
- Trump will be grand marshal of the Daytona 500 Sunday, meaning he will say 'start your engines!' to the drivers
- The last president to attend the popular NASCAR race was George W. Bush in 2004
- President Trump is in Florida for the long Presidents Day weekend holiday, spending time at his Mar-a-Lago resort
- He's been going to sporting events at least once a month, including several prominent college football games
President Trump reportedly is planning to ride around the Daytona International Speedway for a lap in his armored limo The Beast before Sunday’s Daytona 500 race.
While the details have yet to be finalized, several individuals familiar with the plans say the preparations are underway, John Roberts of Fox News tweeted late on Friday.
Trump and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, flew to Florida this weekend. They were photographed descending the steps from Air Force One after landing in West Palm Beach, just a few miles from the Mar-a-Lago compound.
The president will head to Daytona Beach, Florida, some 220 miles north of his Palm Beach vacation getaway on Sunday.
Trump will become the first president ever to stay 'start your engines!' when he is installed as grand marshal of the Daytona 500.
He is breaking his Presidents Day weekend to travel from Mar-a-Lago up the Florida coast for the event.
But he will miss out on seeing his own campaign's Chevrolets compete: a Silverado branded Trump-Pence 2020 was racing Friday and a Camaro will compete Saturday in the same colors.
The White House announced his attendance at Daytona earlier this week and his status as Grand Marshal was unveiled Friday.
The only president to attend before was George W. Bush, who witnessed Dale Earnhardt Jr. win the 500 for the first time.
There were signs that the president would be making a trip to the Florida speedway before it was officially announced.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday indicating that President Trump would be attending the NASCAR race.
The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of the race - another restriction put in place for presidential visits.