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2012 Daytona 500: Is Trevor Bayne The Jeremy Lin Of Nascar?

Trevor Bayne came out of nowhere last year to win the Daytona 500, and in this current World we live in, a come-out-of-nowhere guy can't go a day without being compared to Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks. According to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star, Bayne welcomes the comparison because he knows that he and Lin share one specific attribute.

"All of our stories are all about opportunity and new guys and young guys just coming in and trying to make a difference," Bayne said. "I feel like it’s kind of cool because we all have that same competitive nature. It’s not just our faith or anything like that. Tim Tebow wants to be a winner. Jeremy Lin wants to be a winner, and I do, too, so I think it’s a good story."

The one thing that Jeremy Lin knows that I'm sure Bayne knows as well is that you have to enjoy maintained success to really be a phenom. Bayne will be going for a second straight Daytona win this Sunday which would effectively end his flash in the pan status.

For more on the Great American Race, check out SB Nation NASCAR's Daytona 500 stream, as well as NASCAR Ranting & Raving.

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