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President Trump to attend Daytona 500 this weekend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is on track to attend the Daytona 500 this weekend.

Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said in a statement that he is honored that Trump decided to attend the 2020 race, which is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m Sunday.

Daytona Beach International Airport officials said additional security measures will be in place at the airport due to the president’s visit. They said normal temporary flight restrictions will also be in place due to the race.

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Officials said regular air carrier service should not be impacted by either event.

The U.S. Secret Service tweeted Wednesday that it is securing Daytona International Speedway by providing a 30-mile “no drone zone” around the event.

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Details on tickets, gate policies, smoking restrictions, camping and pets can be found here.

If you plan on attending the race, officials recommend arriving early to make time for entry procedures which can be found here.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.