Restrictor fans had a rollicking time watching the 2011 Daytona 500. The race had a series of firsts. Having set a race record for lead changes, the thrilling race featured the win of a rookie driver from one of the most venerated teams in NASCAR history. Lets have a look on astonishing 2011 Daytona 500 results.
Trevor Bayne, driving car #21 from the Wood Brothers won this race in fine style. The race marked his temperament, and technique to win a race not as an underdog, but as an unknown. If Bayne continues in this fashion, the Wood Brothers could win more and bring back the lost glory that has been eluding them for some time. Lets have a look the flashback on 2011 daytona 500 results.
The qualifying round betrayed the final result
The qualifying round was hardly indicative of the result of this event. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the only driver who hit the max-speed of around 180 mph. His 180 mph plus lap was enough to win him the pole. He was accompanied on the pole position’s first row by Jeff Gordon who clocked a close 185 mph.
Earnhardt Jr. crashed his car and was forced to ride a backup car. So he did not take his pole position and began the race from the back. This gave driver Kurt Busch the lead to move up.
When the green signal stared, the tires screeched
On the drop of the green, drivers paired-off and began their hot pursuit of their nearest lead. In the first lap, Kurt Busch and Regan Smith were leading. Trevor Bayne started at the front with Kurt Busch. By the turn of the white flag, Bayne had a lead. He clang on to the lead and won the race.
2011 Daytona 500 results was full of surprise. The race saw a lot of twists and turns. Bayne sprang a surprise in the later stages of the race. He finished the race in style and stamped his presence as a rising racing superstar.