Lap after lap, the story lines fell by the wayside. Michael Waltrip, Jimmie Johnson, Andy Lally, Dale Earnhard Jr. Even Tony Stewart at the very end.
No one would have imagined the story of the 2011 Daytona 500 would have been Trevor Bayne, who at 20 years and one day, became the youngest driver to ever win The Great American Race. But on a day when records fell, why not?
Here are some of the records that fell at the 53rd running of the Daytona 500:
* 74 lead changes
* 22 leaders
* 16 cautions
* 60 caution laps (tied record)
More about Bayne. He led the final six laps .. gave the Wood Brothers organization its fifth Daytona 500 win... The Woods’ last victory came in 1976 with NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee David Pearson beating Richard Petty in a legendary last-lap battle... Bayne became the seventh driver to earn his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in the Daytona 500.