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Trevor Bayne: Driven by Faith

In 2011, Trevor Bayne became the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500, but winning on the race track is not the ultimate goal for this young man. Read Transcript


[YELLING]

Announcer: HE JUST WON

THE DAYTONA 500.

UNBELIEVABLE.

Reporter: AT THE RIPE

OLD AGE OF 21, TREVOR BAYNE

IS STILL A KID AT HEART.

I GO EAT MY PE PEANUT

BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH.

Reporter: JUST TWO DAYS

AFTER HE TURNED 20, TREVOR

BAYNE BECAME THE YOUNGEST

DRIVER TO WIN THE DAYTONA

500.

I WANTED TO BE THE YOUNG

GUY COMING IN AND WINNING

RACES.

IT FEELS LIKE A DREAM.

BECAUSE YOU DON'T FEEL

ANYTHING.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE FLAG,

AND PULLING DOWN TO VICTORY

LANE, AND YOU REALIZE YOU

WON THE BIGGEST RACE THERE

IS TO WIN.

Reporter: DO YOU FEEL

STRANGE GOING DOWN A REGULAR

STREET?

A LITTLE BIT.

IT DOESN'T SEEM THAT FAST

UNTIL YOU START TO CRASH.

AND YOU'RE GOING A LOT

FASTER THAN YOU THINK.

WHEN YOU GET ON THE

INTERSTATE, YOU GO A LITTLE

FAST.

YOU HAVE TO KEEP IN IT

CHECK.

Reporter: DO YOU GET

SPEEDING TICKETS?

A LITTLE, BUT NOT CRAZY.

JUST FIVE OR 10 MILES AN

HOUR OVER.

I TRY TO BE CAREFUL ON THE

ROAD.

Reporter: HE STARTED

RACING GO-CARTS AT THE AGE

OF FIVE.

BUT TREVOR SAYS HIS

CHRISTIAN UPBRINGING HELPED

HIM STAY LEVEL HEADED ABOUT

HIS NUMEROUS SUCCESSES.

I GREW UP HEARING ABOUT

GOD AND KNOWING ABOUT

JESUS.

BUT I GUESS IT WAS AROUND

MIDDLE SCHOOL WHEN GOD

STARTED WORKING ON MY HEART

AND STARTED SHOWING ME WHY

JESUS CAME TO EARTH AND WHO

I AM IN HIM.

Reporter: SOME COMPARED

HIM TO ANOTHER ROLE MODEL IN

THE WORLD OF SPORTS.

I READ A RECENT ARTICLE

THAT SAID, HEY, YOU WANT TO

BE LIKE TIM TEBOW.

AFTER TALKING TO YOU, I

DON'T THINK THAT'S THE

CASE.

BUT TALK ABOUT IT A LITTLE

BIT.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO MOLD

OURSELVES LIKE JESUS.

WHEN THERE ARE TWO GUYS

MOLDING THEMSELVES AFTER THE

SAME PERSON, THEY'RE GOING

TO LOOK A LOT ALIKE.

I THINK TIM TEBOW IS A GREAT

GUY, BUT THAT IS NOT MY ONLY

ROLE MODEL.

MY ROLE MODEL IS JESUS.

Reporter: LIKE TEBOW,

TREVOR BAYNE GIVES ALL OF

THE CREDIT TO GOD.

GOD IS HERE FOR EVERY

EXPERIENCE.

WHETHER IT IS A GOOD RESULTS

OR A BODY RESULT, WE'RE

DRAWING CLOSER.

HE TAUGHT ME SOMETHING

YESTERDAY, IN THAT RACE.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THE PLAN

IS, BUT YOU'RE GUARANTEED

SOMETHING GOOD.

I PRAY, LET US DO

EVERYTHING WE CAN TO DO OUR

BEST.

IF IT IS NOT OUR DAY TO WIN,

WE WON'T WIN.

BUT SOMETIMES I PRAY FOR

FAVOR, AND I THINK THAT WAS

ONE OF THOSE DAYS.

Reporter: TREVOR'S

FAITH WAS CHALLENGED AFTER

HIS BIG WIN WHEN HE WAS

FORCED OUT OF THE RACE.

HE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL

SUFFERING FROM LYME

DISEASE.

I LANDED IN THE HOSPITAL

BED, AND THAT STARTED

SINKING IN.

I GO ON TWITTER, AND I

STARTED TWEETING, YOU KNOW

WHAT, I'M IN THE HOSPITAL,

BUT GOD IS GOOD.

BUT IF IT IS FOR THAT ONE

PERSON TO THINK THAT THINGS

AREN'T ALWAYS PERFECT, THAT

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO

STRUGGLES, THAT'S WHAT IT IS

ALL ABOUT.

I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING

WE CAN LEARN OUT OF

EVERYTHING.

Reporter: HER SURROUNDS

HIMSELF WITH A TEAM THAT

SURROUNDS THEMSELVES WITH

FAITH.

I GOT ON THE PHONE AND I

STARTED WRITING DOWN

WHATEVER I WAS THINKING

ABOUT.

Reporter: YOU STILL

HAVE IT ON YOUR PHONE.

COULD YOU READ THAT?

I DO.

I'M NOT EXACTLY A GREAT

WRITER, BUT IT IS KIND OF

THE THOUGHTS I HAD.

KEEP ME HUMBLE.

I'M NOT LONGER RACING FOR

WORLDLY A ADVANTAGES OR

THINGS, BUT I'M RACING FOR

THE KINGDOM.

THIS MEANS THE DESIRE TO WIN

IS NOT ONLY OKAY, BUT

NECESSARY.

NOT FOR MY NAMESAKE, BUT FOR

JESUS' NAME TO BE KNOWN.

MY HEART, MIND AND EYES WILL

BE SET ON HEAVEN.

Reporter: DID IT WORK?

IT IS WORKING SO FAR.

I'VE GOT TO GO BACK AND READ

IT EVERY NOW AND THEN.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT,

WHEN HE GIVES US SOMETHING,

WRITE IT DOWN.

I'VE BEEN DOING IT A LOT

MORE AND IT HAS HELPED ME.

Reporter: HIS BIOGRAPHY

TEACHES KIDS ABOUT NASCAR

WHILE TELLING KIDS ABOUT

JESUS CHRIST.

FOR ME, WHEN I THINK

ABOUT IT BEING FOR THE

KINGDOM PURPOSE, HAVING

TREASURES IN HEAVEN AND NOT

JUST HERE, THAT IS PRETTY

BIG.

THAT'S COOL.

I'M DOING WHAT I LOVE TO DO,

AND HE IS RACING GLORY FOR

IT.

Reporter: WHATEVER THE

FUTURE HAS IN STORE FOR

NUMBER 21, BIG OR SMALL,

TREVOR BAYNE PLANS TO STAY

FOCUSED ON GOD.

THAT 500 WAS GREAT FOR

THE DAY OR FOR THE LAST

MONTH AFTER THAT -- BOY,

THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WILL

NEVER FORGET.

BUT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING

TO STAY WITH ME A LOT LONGER

IS CHRIST.

AND TO SAY, HERE IS MY LIFE, USE IT.

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