WATCH: President Trump Kicks off Daytona 500 After Taking Lap In Presidential Limousine

President Trump kicked off the Daytona 500 NASCAR race in Florida on Sunday, serving as grand marshal of the event and taking a lap around the racetrack in a new state-of-the-art presidential limousine before the start of the race.

Drivers could be heard discussing the president’s motorcade, being a witness to an exciting spectacle in which the formation of vehicles was on display for potentially millions of Americans on a world-famous racetrack.

The limousine is the newest iteration of the official presidential vehicle. Nicknamed “the Beast,” it’s equipped with state-of-the-art security features to protect the president from any bodily harm. Certainly admirers of beautiful cars would be intrigued to get a first-hand look at the unprecedented American engineering involved in its creation.

It’s traditional for the race’s grand marshal to officially kick off the race with the command for the drivers to start their engines.

Daytona International speedway, we love our country… Gentlemen, start your engines!”

The President even expressed his wish to participate as a driver in the great American sporting tradition.

At least one liberal journo has taken to opportunity to trash the Daytona 500 on the event of the President’s participation, revealing their contempt for the blue-collar Americans who largely form the fanbase of NASCAR.

President Trump has always been a fan of sporting events that coastal elites have sneered at, appearing at WWE events years before his political career.

The event all together appears to be a great American display of patriotism and national pride.