Trevor Bayne Wins The Daytona 500

Pretty much anything can happen during the Daytona 500, and one thing’s for certain, this years Daytona 500 was no exception to the rule. With record lead changes and the big one happening early in the race, many top contenders such and Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and many other popular drivers had their chances of winning end early.

Once the smoke cleared and the final lap emerged it was rookie Trevor Bayne racing for the Wood Brothers in a Motorcraft sponsored Ford that crossed the finish line first.

The only rookie to ever win the Daytona 500 was Lee Petty during the first Daytona 500, because essentially everyone was a rookie for that race. Trevor Bayne is the youngest rookie to have won the Daytona 500 in history at the age of 20.

I have been watching this kid draft with Jeff Gordon all week long and from what I can see he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Picture borrowed from Fox news

2 comments to Trevor Bayne Wins The Daytona 500

  • JohnEd

    20 yrs and a few hours old, I was lucky to drive the Vista Cruiser wagon…life ain’t fair!

    • I think I had my ’94 Dodge Intrepid when I was 20. While it was extremely roomy inside, and overall a nice driving vehicle, it was also the only car that has ever left me stranded on the side of the road. Coincidentally, it was also the only car I ever got into a fist fight with.

      At the end of the fight, this is how the score looked.
      Intrepid +1
      Jeremy -1

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