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Record-setting Bayne wins Daytona 500

There will be some who say that Bayne was gifted the win by the woes of others; but if there's any element of truth to that, how amazing is it that someone in only his second Sprint Cup run could manage to draft so long and so well without a single mistake, and manage to stay clear of all the problems that befell so many?

As Bayne celebrated, his team - the Woods Brothers - rightly shared in the triumph. Now only competing parti-time, it's the 98th Cup win for the team but been a long wait for the outfit of almost ten years since Elliott Sadler scored their last win at Bristol in March 2001; and their first Daytona 500 victory since 1976. And with this driver, what a way to come back to victory road!

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F575 - Unregistered

February 22, 2011 11:04 PM

Well Bayne had the option to run the rest of the Sprint Cup but he's chosen not to - so that's down to him really. Yes the point situation isn't great, but it's designed to hopefully get all the regular drivers to push throughout the season to make it into the Chase. The idea being that you can't sit in 10th place every race if somebody is going to knock you out. Doesn't always work that way...

OZFan - Unregistered

February 22, 2011 10:08 PM

Terrific point system NASCAR has witch crafted: The winner of the most important race of the year does get ZERO points for his achievement. After 20 something races, ten of the drivers get to the final part of the season without a single point.



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