Trevor Bayne drove like a seasoned veteran at the Daytona 500 on Sunday, hooking up in a two-car drive and leading from wire-to-wire over the final two laps in the green-white-checkered finish. Bayne and his draft-mate, Terry Labonte, nailed the restart, shooting out to the lead as they entered the back-stretch. As Bayne entered the tri-oval, he had to hold-off a hard-charging Carl Edwards, who came out of nowhere with the race winding down.
Check out Bayne taking home the checkered flag with a masterful display of driving.
All day, the announcers were discussing just how hard it was to be in the lead at Daytona. Drivers felt as if they were a sitting duck, even with a good draft. Yet there was Bayne, a 20-year-old driver, holding off the field and keeping Edwards at bay down the home-stretch. After avoiding trouble all day -- and there was plenty of trouble at Daytona -- Bayne put himself in the best possible position to take home the checkered flag.
And boy did he deliver with a thrilling finish in the Daytona 500. Bayne became the youngest driver to win the 500 by over five years. Not a bad belated birthday present for Bayne, who turned 20 on Saturday.
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