Bayne rockets way to NASCAR stardom

Originally Published: February 20, 2011
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- It was the greatest Daytona 500 since -- well, since the Wood Brothers last were in Victory Lane here.

That was 35 years ago, when the grizzled Silver Fox, David Pearson, tangled with Richard Petty in the final turn and drove the Woods' wrecked Mercury across the line at maybe 30 mph in the infield grass.

This was vastly different but no less electrifying.

Sunday a star was born -- no, rocketed to the pinnacle of NASCAR, sending ...

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