|02/26/11 02:16PM||#21, NASCAR, Trevor Bayne, Winner Daytona 500, Wood Brothers RAcing|
Who is this 20 year old kid???
Please forgive the opening line.Trevor ain't no kid.He drove like a mature driver whose been on the circuit for a few years.Read his Bio below,this was taken from the Wood Brothers Racing website.
Trevor Bayne joined Roush Fenway Racing in Oct. of 2010. He will compete in the balance of the Nationwide Series in 2010 in a Roush Fenway Ford, as he prepares for a run at the Nationwide championship in 2011.
Bayne, who hails from Knoxville, Tenn., started the first 28 races of 2010 for Michael Waltrip Racing. During the second half of that tenure, he drove to three poles, five top fives and nine top-10 finishes in 14 starts before making the move to Roush Fenway.
He began his racing career at the age of five. In the eight years that he competed on the go-kart circuit, Bayne earned three World Championships with over 300 feature wins and 18 State and Track Championships combined.
At the age of 13 he made the move to the Allison Legacy Race Series, where he became the youngest top rookie in the series. Over his two year stint in the series Bayne notched 14 wins, 19 pole positions and 30 top-five finishes in only 41 starts, en route to becoming the seriesí National Champion in 2005.
Bayne then made a successful transition to the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Southern Division, where at the age of 15 he again became the youngest driver to ever earn the seriesí top rookie honors.
Bayneís climb toward a career in NASCAR got a boost when Dale Earnhardt Inc. signed him to its driver development program in 2008. That year he began competing in the NASCAR Camping World East where he grabbed his first NASCAR series win at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on July 21. He went on to earn six top-five and seven top-10 finishes and finished fourth in the NASCAR Camping World East point standings.
In 2009 Bayne started off the year by finishing second in the Toyota All-Star Showdown on Jan. 24 at Irwindale Speedway. Due to his performance at the Showdown, the young Bayne captured the Sunoco Rookie of the Race honors and attracted the attention of many.
Bayne made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut March 21st at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway where he finished 23rd driving Jimmy Meanís No. 52 entry. He was tabbed to run a part-time schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 99 in 2009.
He started his stint behind the No. 99 in impressive fashion, grabbing the outside pole at Nashville Superspeedway on June 6. In 15 races in 2009, Bayne earned one pole and two top-10s, while finishing inside the top 15 seven times.