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President Donald Trump to attend Daytona 500 on Sunday

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 17:42:55-05

President Donald Trump is indeed attending the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Although he didn’t confirm the news until Saturday, there were several hints leading up to the weekend that suggested the president was planning to attend.

Daytona Beach International Airport said additional security measures would be in place at the airport due to the president's visit Sunday.

The U.S. Secret Service also sent out a tweet that they are securing Daytona International Speedway by providing a 30-mile "no drone zone."

Daytona 500 would be just the latest high-profile sporting event Trump has made an appearance at in the past few months. Since October, Trump has attended the World Series, a UFC fight at Madison Square Garden, the No. 1 vs. No. 2 college football matchup between Alabama and LSU, the Army/Navy football game and the college football national championship in New Orleans.

Trump confirmed he would be at the Daytona 500 in a Tweet sent out Saturday evening.

Denny Hamlin won the 61st annual Daytona 500 last year.

For more information on the Daytona 500, click here.

This story was originally published by WFTS in Tampa, Florida.