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Trevor Bayne wins first Nationwide Series race

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Trevor Bayne, driver of the #16 Roush-Fenway Ford, stands next to owner Jack Roush as he hoists the Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge trophy (Photo courtesy of NASCAR)

It’s been a crazy year for Trevor Bayne. After shocking the racing world with his record-setting victory at the Daytona 500 back in February, an illness off the track and inconsistency on the track made for a frustrating Nationwide Series season.

That all changed at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge in Texas today where Bayne held off a slew of Sprint Cup regulars (Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer) and series championship hopefuls (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler) to win his first ever Nationwide race. Read the full story from by clicking HERE.

Inspiring Athletes has posted a pair of interviews with Bayne this year and both times he was quick to share the purpose behind his stock car racing efforts.

“If I was doing this not for a purpose but just to race, then this year I would’ve been a disaster,” Bayne told me in Kansas back in October. “I would’ve been going to the top and getting a big head and then getting completely deflated and being down. But when you have a purpose to work for something—it’s not just for me, it’s for the platform and I know God’s going to do something with it—it changes your whole perspective.”

To read the interview that ran this past summer, click HERE.

And to check out the more recent interview from Kansas in October, click HERE.


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