2011 Daytona 500 Race Results: 20 Year Old Rookie Trevor Bayne wins the Daytona 500

20 02 2011

20 Year Old Rookie Trevor Bayne has won the Daytona 500

Improbably, unbelievably, 20-year-old Trevor Bayne has won the Daytona 500.

A kid who just left his teen years on Saturday won the Great American Race a day later, ushering in NASCAR’s newest star. Amazingly, Bayne has no full-time ride and isn’t even running for points in the Sprint Cup Series this year.

Somehow, Bayne sent the Wood Brothers’ famous No. 21 car to Victory Lane, with a retro David Pearson paint scheme along for the ride.

Runnerup Carl Edwards’ late charge – a push from third-place David Gilliland – was barely not enough to overtake Bayne.

There was a race record for both lead changes and caution flags resulted in one of the strangest Daytona 500s in the 53-year history of the “Great American Race.”

The two-car drafts were prevalent throughout the race – as expected – and there were plenty of crashes because of it. Several star drivers were collected in early wrecks, leaving just a few solid contenders at the end.

Get the  full race results for the 2011 Daytona 500 SBNation.com.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Remembers His Father, Fans have moment of Silence

20 02 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The white No. 3 decals are no bigger than a fist and sit just above and behind the driver’s side window of all the Richard Childress Racing team’s Chevrolets. Crew members wore black baseball caps with the same No. 3 logo and driver Tony Stewart strolled through the Daytona International Speedway garage Friday afternoon clutching one of the prized caps himself.

Friday marked exactly 10 years since the driver of the Richard Childress Racing No. 3, seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, was killed in Turn 4 of this track after crashing on the last lap of the Daytona 500. The speedway will remember the NASCAR icon with a moment of silence and fans will hold up three fingers on the third lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500.

But for such an overwhelming event, it has been a subdued, subtle and suiting anniversary.

For the past week, Earnhardt’s competitors, teammates and friends have shared emotional stories about that fateful Sunday afternoon. But the one person you won’t see participate in any contrived memorial this weekend is Earnhardt’s son, Dale Jr. No hat, no decal. None necessary.

“I’d personally rather just watch it and stand on the sidelines,” Earnhardt said of the various tributes and memorials planned for the weekend.

“It’s more fun for me hearing how other people reflect, hearing other people’s stories. I know how I feel in my heart and I don’t feel a real need to discuss that a lot.

“I want to do what’s right and honor him, but I don’t need to do it in front of a bunch of people. I feel like he carries his own weight and he doesn’t need me being a part of the celebration or whatever you want to call it. I don’t want to take away from it in any way.”

Read the Rest at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Remembers His Father in His Own Way — Motorsports FanHouse.

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2010 Daytona 500 lineup

12 02 2010

Here is your Daytona 500 line up for 2010


Row 1: Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Row 2: Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne
Row 3: Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart
Row 4: Kyle Busch, Juan Pablo Montoya
Row 5: Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch
Row 6: Regan Smith, Elliot Sadler
Row 7: Jamie McMurray, Martin Truex, Jr.
Row 8: A.J. Allmendinger, Joey Logano
Row 9: Ryan Newman, Marcos Ambrose
Row 10: David Ragan, David Reutimann
Row 11: Jeff Gordon, Brian Vickers
Row 12: Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth
Row 13: Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski
Row 14: Carl Edwards, Mike Bliss
Row 15: Michael McDowell, Scott Speed
Row 16: Max Papis, Paul Menard
Row 17: John Andretti, Robby Gordon
Row 18: Travis Kvapil, Sam Hornish, Jr.
Row 19: Robert Richardson, Boris Said
Row 20: Jeff Burton, Bill Elliot
Row 21: Joe Nemechek, Bobby Labonte
Row 22: Michael Waltrip

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