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OldHam Drafting Dept.: The Phantom of the Daytona 500 That Truly Won That Day

Trevor Bayne had a lot of things going for him entering the Daytona 500. He had the support of the historically significant Wood Brothers; he had the use of their historically significant No.21 car; he had the resume of a lifetime as a near perfect amateur; and he had a crew chief named Donnie Wingo. Dateline: 2009 Jamie McMurray began the season by dominating the final stages of the Budweiser Shootout, but finished second when he lost the lead to Kevin Harvick on the last lap. McMurray had an excellent Speedweeks, finishing 9th in his Gatorade Duel. In the Daytona 500, McMurray ran up front and was a contender, but was eliminated after he got caught up in a massive wreck. Nine months later, he was the AMP Energy 500 champion. It was as if...

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