Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/31/14
The 2011 winner of the Daytona 500 will again be behind the wheel of the Wood Brothers #21 for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Last year Trevor Bayne won the crown jewel of the NASCAR season in his first race at the track and only his second career start. Thus far it is unknown how many races the team will run but they will continue to represent Ford Motor Company. In total Bayne competed in 17 races for the Wood Brothers and the team ran another race with Ricky Stenhouse. The 20 year old Bayne averaged a 25.8 place finish during his time with the team. Despite the Daytona win the 2011 season was a struggle for the team. As Bayne learned how to drive at the Sprint Cup level he suffered unfortunate crashes and what could simply be chalked up to as bad luck. His best finish in the other 16 races he ran was a 15th place run at Talladega in the fall which was highlighted by a decision to break his draft with Jeff Gordon on the races final restart and help out fellow Ford driver Matt ...
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