Sunday, July 31, 2011

NASCAR: Travor Bayne winning the Daytona 500 is the biggest surprise win so far in 2011, but Paul Menard winning the Brickyard 400 is definitely a surprise win.

Earlier today in the Brickyard 400 presented by BigMachinesRecords.com at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NASCAR fans saw the third surprise victory of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series when Paul Menard, yes that Paul Menard with his father's Home Improvement store sponsoring his car, won the Brickyard 400 over Jeff Gordon. (Read all about on ThinkingBrian.com)

But the question that I had before me was, "what was the biggest surprise win of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season?"

Well I had three to choose from:

1. Trevor Bayne winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway
2. Regan Smith winning the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway
3. Paul Menard winning the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

But in my eyes this question is simple to answer, I truly believe that Trevor Bayne driving the famous #21 Ford Fusion for the Wood Brothers and winning the 2011 Daytona 500 over Carl Edwards back in February was the biggest surprise win of the 2011 season so far. That one win gave me goosebumps when I was watching it. I simply couldn't believe what I was seeing. What an incredible victory for everyone involved.

(Note: I rewrote this article from being a question to being an opinion with an answer after I realized that I recently turned off comments because I had/have enough with dealing with everything. But feel free to link or the share article on social media.)