Rookie Trevor Bayne wins 2011 Daytona 500 in 2nd NASCAR start

Trevor Bayne gave himself one spectacular birthday present. Starting from the 16th row in only his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race, at 20 years and 1 day, Bayne became the youngest Daytona 500 winner.

Young Bayne was asked to hold out his hand prior to the race. “Are you nervous?” he was asked. Trevor held his hand steady and said, “No, sir.” During the coverage, Fox broadcaster and former Daytona 500 winner Darrell Waltrip, a lay preacher, had nothing but praise for the polite young man, mentioning more than once that Bayne had led his team in private prayer after the public invocation which preceded the race.