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.”

Share

More Book Minute Features

August 19, 2019

Hieroglyphic Bibles

Millions of Bibles are published each year for children — in all sizes, shapes and colors — in a variety of translations. But perhaps none are more in...
August 12, 2019

Wycliffe Translators Origins

In 1917, a missionary named William Cameron Townsend went to Guatemala to sell Spanish Bibles. He was shocked when many people couldn’t understand the...
August 05, 2019

Five Presidential Birthdays

Five former US presidents have birthdays in August, with the oldest being Benjamin Harrison, followed by Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton...