On lap 29 Michael Waltrip bumps David Reutimann setting a 14-car crash between turns three and four.

U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbird demonstration team crosses the speedway right on time to “… and the home of the brave.”
Michael Waltrip early in the race barely squeaks by a spinning Kyle Busch going into turn two.

On lap three the racers kept the position as the 160,000 people went dead silent for the one lap tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt who was killed in a crash at the 2007 Daytona 500.

Late in the day, the racers again hold position with yet another yellow caution flag waving.

Kyle Busch's M & M's car No. 18 gives some rubbing to Clint Bowyer in the No. 33 Cheerios car.

Travis Kvapil streaks out of turn two in the No. 38 Long John Silver’s car,
still in the race bruises and all.

Rookie Trevor Bayne in the No. 21 Motorcraft car holds on in the last lap to win the 53rd running of the Daytona 500. At age 20 Bayne is the youngest driver to win at Daytona and the seventh to win it in his first try at NASCAR’s biggest race.