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By / 02.21.11

Just when you thought NASCAR was about to die, they do something pretty interesting. Trevor Bayne, who turned 20 just one day before the Daytona 500, won that race in a green-white-checker overtime finish. Bayne’s win gives the sport an unlikely hero and another top-flight star heading into the Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Bayne, making only his second Sprint Cup start, drove a near mistake-free race in a fast car but also benefited from attrition on a day in which Daytona 500 records were set for lead changes (74), different leaders (22) and caution flags (16) and matched for most caution laps (60).

By the time Bayne led the leaders to the line on a second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, most of the favorites were either in the garage or had damaged race cars – the blame going, in part, to the risky two-car draft hookups that were made possible on Daytona’s $20 million new pavement.

–Tampa Trib.

So that “racing three-wide” stuff was either a really good or really bad idea, depending on how much you like guys winning races in only their second Sprint Cup start ever. Bayne was just ten years old when Dale Earnhardt was involved in a fatal crash in Daytona a decade ago, and he’s the sports newest star…at least until IBM creates a computer that can race with the best. It can’t do any worse than Danica Patrick.

Complete Daytona 500 Results:

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 32 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 0 208 Running
2 22 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 42/0 208 Running
3 39 34 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 41/0 208 Running
4 31 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Kroger / USO 41/1 208 Running
5 3 22 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 40/1 208 Running
6 13 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 39/1 208 Running
7 5 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 38/1 208 Running
8 10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 37/1 208 Running
9 19 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Peak / Menards 36/1 208 Running
10 17 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 34/0 208 Running
11 15 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Best Buy 34/1 208 Running
12 29 09 Bill Elliott Chevrolet Security Bene
fit / Rydex / Billboard.com
32/0 208 Running
13 25 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 31/0 208 Running
14 34 6 David Ragan Ford UPS “We Love Logistics” 31/1 208 Running
15 43 32 Terry Labonte Ford U.S. Chrome 30/1 208 Running
16 30 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Speed Energy 29/1 208 Running
17 6 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 28/1 208 Running
18 14 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 27/1 208 Running
19 20 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 26/1 208 Running
20 36 77 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy 0 208 Running
21 18 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 24/1 207 Running
22 21 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 24/2 206 Running
23 38 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 21/0 206 Running
24 1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 21/1 202 Accident
25 11 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 19/0 199 Running
26 42 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Golden Corral 19/1 198 Accident
27 23 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 17/0 189 Running
28 2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 17/1 173 Running
29 16 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 16/1 166 Accident
30 24 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 14/0 164 Running
31 27 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 13/0 160 Running
32 40 38 Travis Kvapil Ford Long John Silver’s 0 153 Accident
33 37 71 Andy Lally * Chevrolet Super Eco-Fuel Saver 11/0 149 Running
34 9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal Black 10/0 133 Accident
35 26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 9/0 126 Accident
36 4 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 9/1 92 Engine
37 35 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 7/0 82 Running
38 28 37 Robert Richardson Jr. Ford North Texas Pipe 0 45 Accident
39 41 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM FM Energy 0 29 Accident
40 8 115 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 4/0 28 Accident
41 12 192 Brian Keselowski* Dodge K-Automotive Motorsports 3/0 28 Accident
42 7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 3/1 22 Engine
43 33 46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Red Line Oil 1/0 10 Engine

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