The Daytona 500: Trevor Bayne

This weekend in Florida is the culmination of the past nine days of “Speedweek,” and the sixtieth anniversary of one of the most iconic races in motorsport history—the Daytona 500! In 2011, NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne became the youngest winner of motorsport’s biggest race. When asked how he’d spend the prize money, he spoke of supporting a charitable organization helping orphans in Mexico.

Lonnie Claus, former chaplain for NASCAR, recalls Trevor attending all their nationwide Bible studies. He says Trevor “would get up and read scripture or open in prayer, whatever we needed.” Trevor said: “It is a responsibility to be who you are and not let this sport change you. . . . The Bible talks about being firm on the rock. I try not to look like I’m on sand all the time.”

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