Wood Brothers Return to Victory Lane

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Nearly ten years after their last win, the famed #21 Wood Brothers Ford returned to victory lane in triumphant fashion as rookie driver Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500. With a paint scheme that mirrored the car piloted by Hall of Fame driver David Pearson during the glory years for the Wood Brothers, Bayne raced among the veterans all afternoon. Keeping his Ford in the top 10 most of the day Trevor employed a cool driving style that helped him avoid a record number of cautions and put himself in a winning position as the laps wound down. His emotional win capped an exciting race on the newly repaved track that saw a record number of lead changes and a new two-car drafting style. It certainly didn’t hurt that Bayne received an inspirational pep talk from NASCAR Hall of Fame driver David Pearson before the race. Bayne became the youngest driver in NASCAR history to win the Daytona 500. Even more impressive is the fact that this was only his second NASCAR Cup start. Certainly a win for the ages…..

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