We maybe a few weeks away from March Madness, but Cinderella's slipper fits NASCAR rookie Trevor Bayne. The famed Wood Brother's 21 had been one of the strongest cars entire Speedweeks. He avoided a record number of cautions in the Great American Race to take the victory in just his second Sprint Cup start.
"Wow this is unbelievable," said Bayne. "How cool is it to see the Wood Brothers back in victory lane? It's unbelievable. I've never raced in a race with this many people here. To win on this kind of platform is just incredible."
Bayne has become the youngest driver ever to win the 500.
It's the first Daytona 500 win for the Wood Brothers since they won in 1976 with David Pearson. The 21 will only run a part time schedule in 2011.
The race finished with a pair of green white checkered attempts, a fitting ending to a wild race that had record 22 leaders and 16 cautions.
Kansas native Clint Bowyer ran up front and was among the strongest drivers all day, but was caught up in one of the late cautions and finished 17th.