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Trevor Bayne’s Daytona 500 Victory Is One of Historic, Epic Proportions

When I talked to Trevor Bayne last year on the phone in between his Nationwide races, after having been introduced to him by a mutual friend in Knoxville, he was struggling to find sponsors to continue on the junior NASCAR circuit. Now, he is at the pinnacle of the sport, having won the Daytona 500 on his very first try! Roush Racing knew a diamond in the rough when it snapped up Bayne last season, partnering with the famous Wood Brothers team to give Trevor a ride in the Sprint Cup Series in 2010. He came out of the starting gate wild-eyed and ready today, and the Knoxville native has made himself an overnight superstar in a sport that is in need of heroes. One of the first things you find out very quickly about Bayne is his total dedicati...

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