Courtesy of CNN:

President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of this year’s Daytona 500 with a lap around the Florida race track in his presidential limousine.

“There is no greater thrill than to join you at the world center of racing for the 62nd Daytona 500 — so exciting,” Trump said in opening remarks to the crowd.

“To all of the drivers, technicians and pit crews here today, good luck and may the best team win. God bless you, God bless our military, God bless our veterans and God bless America. Have a great race.”

Trump also thanked Gold Star families, who were in attendance at the race, “whose loved ones made the supreme sacrifice to honor our freedom and our flag.”

“Your fallen warriors will live in our hearts forever,” he said, before thanking new military enlistees who “took a solemn oath to put their lives on the line for our country.”

A portion of the presidential motorcade took a lap around the track before pulling aside just before the start of the race. The first couple was riding the car known as “The Beast.”

Trump also served as the Grand Marshal, commanding: “Gentlemen, start your engines.” He is the second American president to do so, behind George W. Bush who attended the Daytona 500 in 2004.

Speaking of 2004, Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale tried to pass this image from George Bush’s visit as one from Trump’s visit yesterday. 

I swear these people will lie about EVERYTHING!

Trump also dragged his long-suffering third wife along to the track with him.

Here he is calling her to him like a dog. 

Man talk about goals, who does not want a formerly attractive overly botoxed ex-model that they can treat like a housepet by their side?

Personally I do not really know why Trump bothered to show up at the Indy 500. 

I mean these are people who can be entertained for hours by cars driving around in a circle. 

Who else are they going to vote for?