The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, “America’s Ambassadors in Blue” – officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron  performed their flyover for the Daytona 500 today. It was their 10th consecutive year, and 11th total performing a flyover.    The six pilots flew their F-16 jets between 18 inches and 3 feet apart in a “Delta” formation over the “World Center of Racing” and timed their appearance with the end of the National Anthem for “The Great American Race”.

President Trump also kicked off the official start of NASCAR by flying over the Daytona International Speedway in Air Force One.  He was today’s grand marshal of the Daytona 500 and also took several laps around the track in his presidential limo.

 

Due to rain, the Daytona 500 has been postponed and will begin at 4 p.m. Monday and be broadcast live on Fox.

 

Contributing Photo: Debra Bednar