Trevor Bayne

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Trevor Bayne
Bayne at Road America in 2010
Bayne at Road America in 2010
Born February 19, 1991 (1991-02-19) (age 24)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Achievements 2011 Daytona 500 Winner
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics
Car #, team #21 – Wood Brothers Racing
2012 Sprint Cup position 60th
Best Cup position 66th – 2010
First race 2010 AAA Texas 500 (Texas)
First win 2011 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 3 0
NASCAR Nationwide Series statistics
Car #, team #16 – Roush Fenway Racing
2012 NNS position 32th
Best NNS position 7th – 2010
First race 2009 Scotts Turf Builder 300 (Bristol
Wins Top tens Poles
1 30 5
Statistics current as of January 6, 2013 [1].

Trevor Bayne (born February 19, 1991) is an American race car driver. In the Sprint Cup Series, he drives the #21 Wood Brother's Racing car, sponsored by Motorcraft.[2] In the Nationwide Series, he drives the #16 car for Roush Fenway Racing.[3] On February 20, 2011 Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500. Bayne is now the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500.[4][5]

Early career[change | change source]

Trevor Bayne started racing Go-Karts when he was 5 years old. Bayne won over 300 races and 22 championships in Go-Karts. In 2005, Bayne started racing in the Allison Legacy Series. He drove in 22 races, and won 12 of those races. In 2006, Bayne raced for Team Rensi in the USAR Pro Hooters Cup, and he won the Rookie of the Year award at age of 15. In 2007, Bayne left Team Rensi to race for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.[6]

NASCAR career[change | change source]

For the 2008 season, Bayne drove the #1 car for Dale Earnhardt Incorporated in the NASCAR Camping World East Series. Bayne had 6 Top 5's, two poles and one win at Thompson International Speedway in his 6th start. In the 2009 season Bayne made his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start for Means Racing in the #52 Taco Bell Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bayne also agreed to drive the #99 Aarons Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing for 8 races. Bayne got his career best finish at O'Reilly Raceway Park when he finished 7th. In September 2010, Bayne left Diamond-Waltrip Racing and went to drive for Roush-Fenway Racing. He will drive for Roush-Fenway Racing in the 2011 season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.[7] He made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in the 2010 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with Wood Brothers Racing. Bayne is the first driver to compete in one of the top three NASCAR series to be born in 1991.[8]

Bayne is driving the #21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford in 17 Sprint Cup Series races in 2011. He is not competing for the Rookie of the Year award because he is racing the full Nationwide Series season. Bayne won his first Sprint Cup Series race in his second race ever, the 2011 Daytona 500. This win makes him the second youngest driver ever to win a Sprint Cup Series race, and the youngest ever driver to win the Daytona 500.[9]

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