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Trevor Bayne in shock Daytona 500 win

Trevor Bayne was in the right place at the right time as multiple cautions left him with a stunning victory in the Great American Race in only his second-ever Sprint Cup series appearance.
In a Daytona 500 that saw many of the favourites wiped out in a number of engine failures, collisions and accidents - including the proverbial Big One, a multi-car wreck on lap 29 that sucked in 17 of the 43-strong field - no one would have seriously predicted that Woods Brothers' driver Trevor Bayne would end up victorious.

Bayne spent much of the race pushing others toward the front as two-car drafting proved the order of the day, but one by one the competition and the potential drafting partners fell away leaving Bayne with no where to go in the final moments but to the front in his own right. He led only 5 laps, but one of those was the all-important final lap and he took the chequered flag 0.118s ahead of Carl Edwards.

In a finishing order comprehensively scrambled by a series of late cautions that resulted in two attempts at a green and while chequered finish, David Gilliland finished third ahead of Bobby Labonte, with Kurt Busch - winner of last week's Budweiser Shootout as well as his round of the midweek Gatorade Duel - finishing fifth.

Full race report: Record-setting Bayne wins Daytona 500

Race results

1. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 208 laps 4:03:32.000s -/- pts ~
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 208 laps + 0.118s 42/0 pts
3. #34 David Gilliland Ford 208 laps + 0.172s 41/0 pts
4. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 208 laps + 0.343s 41/1 pts
5. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 208 laps + 0.762s 40/1 pts
6. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 208 laps + 0.929s 39/1 pts
7. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 208 laps + 2.170s 38/1 pts
8. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 208 laps + 2.228s 37/1 pts
9. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 208 laps + 2.711s 36/1 pts
10. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 208 laps + 2.737s 34/0 pts
11. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 208 laps + 2.769s 34/1 pts
12. #09 Bill Elliott Chevrolet 208 laps + 2.832s 32/0 pts
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 208 laps + 3.825s 31/0 pts
14. #6 David Ragan Ford 208 laps + 5.094s 31/1 pts
15. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 208 laps + 5.335s 30/1 pts
16. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 208 laps + 5.679s 29/1 pts
17. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 208 laps + 12.263s 28/1 pts
18. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 208 laps + 16.208s 27/1 pts
19. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 208 laps + 33.421s 26/1 pts
20. #77 Steve Wallace Toyota 208 laps + 34.097s -/- pts ~
21. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 208 laps 24/1 pts
22. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 206 laps 24/2 pts
23. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 206 laps 21/0 pts
24. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 202 laps 21/1 pts
25. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 199 laps 19/0 pts
26. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 198 laps In Pit 19/1 pts
27. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 189 laps 17/0 pts
28. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 173 laps 17/1 pts
29. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 166 laps 16/1 pts
30. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 164 laps 14/0 pts
31. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 160 laps 13/0 pts
32. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 153 laps In Pit -/- pts ~
33. #71 Andy Lally * Chevrolet 149 laps 11/0 pts
34. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 133 laps 10/0 pts
35. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 126 laps 9/0 pts
36. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 92 laps Out of Race 9/1 pts
37. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 82 laps 7/0 pts
38. #37 Robert Richardson Jr. Ford 45 laps -/- pts ~
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29 laps In Pit -/- pts ~
40. #115 Michael Waltrip Toyota 28 laps In Pit 4/0 pts
41. #192 Brian Keselowski* Dodge 28 laps 3/0 pts
42. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 22 laps Out of Race 2/1 pts
43. #46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 10 laps Out of Race 1/0 pts
* = rookie
~ = have selected to score points in other NASCAR series



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