Trevor Bayne captured stock car racing's greatest prize Sunday by winning the Daytona 500. He finished 0.118 seconds ahead of Carl Edwards.
Bayne is the youngest winner in the history of the race that many race fans agree is NASCAR's version of the Superbowl. He pulled off the win only one day after his 20th birthday in what was his first Daytona 500 and his second Sprint Cup Series start. And he did it with the Wood Brothers, NASCAR's oldest team, a pioneering organization that had fallen on hard times over the last two decades.
The victory for NASCAR pioneers Leonard and Glen Wood ended a 10-year-losing streak and came the week of the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.
"This is so crazy. I don't even know what to say," Bayne said after Sunday's win. "I almost feel undeserving because. all these guys out here that are racing against us that have been trying to do this for so long."
This year's Daytona 500 had a record 74 lead changes among 22 drivers. It also had a record 16 cautions that knocked out many of the leaders. Five-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin were all caught in an early 14-car accident.
Edwards, the second place driver, seemed happy for Bayne.
"Second place in the Daytona 500 feels way worse than any other position I've ever finished in the Daytona 500," Edwards said. "But that is made better by listening to Trevor and how excited he is. He is really a nice young man, a great guy to represent this sport with this win."
"I think the world's going to like him a lot," he added.
CBN Sports Reporter Shawn Brown was in the pits to get Bayne's reaction to his win. Click play to watch.