NAME Trevor Bayne I BIRTHDATE : February 19, 1991 I HOMETOWN Knoxville, TN I MARITAL STATUS Single I CREW CHIEF Donnie Wingo
It’s hard to imagine a young driver with more championships (22) than his age. And now to add to his list of accomplishments, he is your newest, and record breaking youngest, Daytona 500 Champion. Since Trevor Bayne turned five-years-old, he has been wheeling anything he gets his hands on, and making people take note of a natural talent, well beyond his years.
Bayne, who hails from Knoxville, Tenn., competed for eight years on the go-kart circuit earning three World Championships, with over 300 feature wins and 18 State and track Championships combined. During that time, Bayne also learned the value of dedication and discovered the joy of success that would transform to the fierce competitor that defines Trevor Bayne.
From there, it was the Allison Legacy Race Series, where a 13-year-old Bayne became the youngest top rookie in the series. Over his two year stint in the series he notched 14 wins, 19 pole positions and 30 top-five finishes in only 41 starts. Additionally, the young
phenom became the series’ National Champion in 2005.
After conquering his opponents in the Allison Series, Bayne made a successful transition to the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Southern Division. At 15, he again was the youngest in series’ history to earn top rookie honors.
Bayne’s rapid climb toward a career in NASCAR got a boost when Dale Earnhardt Inc. signed the youngster to its driver development
program in 2008. That year he began competing in the NSACAR 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 with a second place finish in the Toyota All-Star Showdown on Jan. 24 at Irwindale Speedway. Thanks to his incredible performance in the Showdown, 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 Mean’s No. 52 entry. He was later tabbed to run a part0time schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 99 Toyota Camry. Bayne
impressed behind the wheel of the No. 99, grabbing the outside pole at Nashville Speedway and then going on to earn two top-10s and finishing inside the top 15 seven times in 15 races.