Daytona 500 this afternoon. 2:30 on Fox, pre-race is earlier. Word is that President Trump may do a lap in the Presidential limo.
I met Ricky Stenhouse Jr. the other night. He came in to the club where I work with his crew. Really nice (and appropriately buzzed) young man. Hope he wins.
NASCAR star Hailie Deegan poses with Trump at Daytona 500
When 18-year-old NASCAR star Hailie Deegan heard that President Donald Trump was going to attend the Daytona 500, she went on a quest to get Trump to sign her helmet. It was a quest that only the president’s son could facilitate.
Ahead of the big race, Deegan jumped to Twitter to let fans know that she was in the hunt for the president’s autograph. Hailie Deegan
[emoji818] @HailieDeegan Today’s goal. Get my helmet signed by Trump https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1228810073171951621 … Donald J. Trump [emoji818] @realDonaldTrump Remember, will be at Daytona 500 tomorrow!
Amusingly, Don Trump, Jr., saw the tweet and made one of his own:
Donald Trump Jr. [emoji818] @DonaldJTrumpJr DM me... I may know someone. https://twitter.com/hailiedeegan/status/1229034203335086080 … Hailie Deegan [emoji818] @HailieDeegan Today’s goal. Get my helmet signed by Trump https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1228810073171951621 …
Sure enough, on Sunday, Don Trump, Jr., proved he is a man of his word and posted a photo of Deegan happily displaying her signed helmet.
“Promises Made… Promises Kept! Great to meet you [Hailie Deegan],” Trump, Jr., posted.
Hailie Deegan [emoji818] @HailieDeegan Goal complete @POTUS View image on Twitter
Deegan was not scheduled to race on Sunday, but she has become a rising star in the racing circuit, having made her debut this month, finishing second to Michael Self in the Feb. 8 ARCA Series