February 21st, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Rookie says he 'set the bar high' with Daytona win

On Sunday, NASCAR had its version of the Super Bowl: the Daytona 500. And this year, a 20-year-old became the first rookie and the youngest driver to win it.

Trevor Bayne, who turned 20 the day before the race, won the event and joined "American Morning's" Kiran Chetry and T.J. Holmes to explain how it felt to win big.

"You set the bar high when you win your first ever Daytona 500. There is still a lot of history to be written," he said.

"It is cool to be the winner," he added. "It is because of everybody around me ... we got to work with Jeff Gordon in that race. That was incredible."

Watch the entire interview here:

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    good job.. this guy might be the next jeff gordan?

    February 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    wouldnt it be neat if they shut down like a highway up in montana? like a 500 mile streth.. then had a pit stop every 100 miles... and let the nascars run as fast as they wanted..

    February 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Brutus

    BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBeginer's luck. He shall never win that car contest again, ever. BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

    February 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Right turn clyde

    Anything would b more entertaining than wathing 500 mile of the same scenary its boring hello sorru but thats my opinion.

    February 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tara

    Did anyuone watch thay race?? carl edwards must have been paid to lose that race. give me a break. goes to show u that marketing has forced them to promote the next heart throb to boost their dwendleling fan base.. ill never watch nascar again.. p.s. what a set up.

    February 22, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Field reporter/correspondent

    This just in : banasy is a hermaphadite / breaking news flash.com

    February 22, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. ed bailey

    Second one you wouldn't print! Fu CNN!

    February 22, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |