Originally posted on From the Marbles  |  Last updated 10/25/11
Heart or head. Dreams or reality. Pleasure or business. When you've got to choose between them with a moment's notice, you may end up in the right place without much liking how you got there. Such was the dilemma of Trevor Bayne at Talladega. The Bayne/Jeff Gordon "team orders" story isn't going away, and it's not going away because some of the key players continue to make statements that fly directly in the face of their actions on Sunday night. Step back and put yourself in Bayne's shoes for a moment. You've won the Daytona 500, yes, but you're still very much a rookie. And in one of the biggest races of the year, your idol, a guy you've worshiped for most of your life, comes over your radio and says he wants to pair up with you. This is one of those moments you've dreamed of for your entire life. Are you really going to have the presence of mind to say no? Well, as it turns out, he should have, because Bayne's initial agreement to run with Jeff Gordon was what kicked off the enti...
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