TREVOR BAYNE. NASCAR’s youngest Daytona 500 winner in NASCAR History. Twenty years and one day.
Who is Trevor Bayne? Where did he come from?
Trevor Bayne won the Prestigious Title “Daytona Winner”. A title that has eluded so many a racer. He is the newcomer, the ROOKIE. But he didn’t drive like one in Sundays race. With all of the crashes, his car still looked like they had just brought it to the track. Bayne took care of his car, and the car took care of him. What can you say, the move at the end of the race was not a typical rookie move. Carl Edwards came charging from nowhere, and look surely to pass Bayne. What did the youngster do? Dropped down to block, (I know some of you flinch when I say block, but that is what he did), this left Edwards no other option than to push Bayne accross the finish line. Trevor may be a rookie in NASCAR but not in racing. Brilliant Move TB. But who is he and where is he from.
Born in Knoxville Tennessee, February 19, 1991. Began racing go-karts at the tender age of 5 years. After 8 years of racing karts, he held 3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIIPS.
In 2004 he began his Legacy Racing career. While racing the Legacies he was the YOUNGEST number ONE Rookie. His second year saw him crowned as “NATIONAL CHAMPION”.
Age 15 he moved to USAR Hooters Pro Cup Southern Division. Again receiving the HIGH ROOKIE AWARD. (See a Pattern Here). At this time he was signed by Dale Earnhardt INC.’s driver development program, and began driving in the Camping World World East Series.
In 2009 he raced in the Toyota All Star Showdown. Where he won. (yup), Sunoco’s ROOKIE OF THE RACE Award.
Bayne then signed a contract with Michael Waltrip for a limited schedule. Later signed with Roush -Fenway
In 2010 he entered the Sprint Cup. Racing for Woods Brother’s Racing. Finishing 17th in the AAA Texas 500. He won his next Sprint Cup Race, again for the Woods Brother’s Racing in car 21, (the familiar red and white trademark of the Woods Brothers).
It was a real joy to watch him race. And to see him return WOODS BROTHER’S FORD to the winner’s Circle. A small independent team overcame the odds to make history.
That Is How I See It.