Danica Patrick made racing history on Sunday, becoming the first woman to win the pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500 to be held Sunday February 24th, in just her second season of racing NASCAR after years as an IndyCar driver.
The 54th running of the Daytona 500 was a record setting race. Not only due to race delay, but also for the total length of time it took to get the race in the books. Some firsts were good and some were not - like Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into a jet blower truck on lap 160.
Like millions of NASCAR fans around the world, I spent Sunday trying to wait out the rain. Watching rain soaked interviews, awkward banter between commentators and race officials in the hopes that the Great American Race would get the green flag. But it was all for not.
In what is debatably one of most exciting races in the history of the Daytona 500, Trevor Bayne brought the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford to Gatorade Victory Lane in the 53rd annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Check out the pictures:
Well...if you hadn't heard of him before todays' Daytona 500, you will be sure to hear about him now. The 20 year old (barely 20...his birthday was yesterday) rookie held off the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup racers to take home to coveted title!
Brad Paisley will kick off the Daytona 500 next weekend in a couple of different ways. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will perform three songs prior to the start of the 53rd annual race, the season-opener for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.