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Saturday, 5 March, 2011 12:07 PM

Daytona 500 Winner Trevor Bayne to speak at The Henry Ford on March 9

FREE fan event begins at 3:30 p.m. with doors opening at 3:00 p.m.

Photo credit: www.mispeedway.com

Trevor Bayne hoists the Daytona 500 Trophy on Feb. 20, 2011.

 

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DEARBORN, Mich. -- NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne is still enjoying his success as the Daytona 500 champion, making his way across the country to various cities to celebrate his historic win with fans.

Next stop for the Bayne Event – Michigan, home of Michigan International Speedway and Ford Motor Co.

Michigan International Speedway will host a FREE FAN EVENT on Wednesday, March 9 at the Henry Ford Museum’s Anderson Theatre with 2011 Daytona 500 winner Bayne, car owners Eddie and Len Wood, MIS President Roger Curtis and Jamie Allison, Director of Ford North America Motorsports.

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.) on March 9 and is free to the public. Fans will have the opportunity to submit questions for Bayne in advance by filling out a card at Anderson Theatre.

The Henry Ford is at 20900 Oakwood Blvd., in Dearborn.

“This is a great chance for fans to see Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne up close and personal,” Curtis said. “A big thank you goes to Ford Racing, the Wood Brothers and Henry Ford Museum for giving us the opportunity to host this free event for our race fans. We hope many of our fans will take advantage of this and see one of NASCAR’s up and coming drivers. Bayne will be making a name for himself in our sport for years to come.”

Bayne won the Daytona 500 last month, becoming the youngest driver to do so at 20, driving the famed No. 21 Ford for the Wood Brothers in just his second career Sprint Cup Series start. It was the first career victory in any NASCAR series for the Knoxville, Tenn., native.

“If I tried to put it into words, I wouldn't be doing it any justice, that's for sure,” Bayne said after his victory. “To get this win, it's my first win in NASCAR, period, in any of the top three series, my first Sprint Cup win, our second ever race, I mean, that's setting the standard, I'd say that for sure. I don't even know what to say. I almost feel undeserving because there's guys like Donnie (crew chief Donnie Wingo) and all these guys out here that are racing against us that have been trying to do this for so long. I'm just glad I got to be the guy sitting behind the wheel for these guys [Wood Brothers] to get this win.”

The Wood Brothers are tied with Jack Roush as the all-time winningest owners at MIS with 11 career victories. The Wood Brothers, who were honored by MIS in August 2010 for their 60 years in racing, won many races at the Irish Hills speedway with the No. 21 car and driver David Pearson.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Keep up with Michigan International Speedway via Twitter @MISpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MISpeedway. Join our Mobile Fan Club by texting MISCLUB to 69050 on a Sprint Smartphone or other mobile device. Standard text message rates may apply.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 on June 19 and NSCS 400 on August 21 are now on sale and as low as $30. Visit MISpeedway.com or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage of great pricing for 2011 events at MIS.

 

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