2011 Daytona 500
One of the many reminders of Dale Earnhardt on the tenth anniversary of his death.
Air Force Thunderbirds
The precision flight team gave the crowd a charge by taking part in pre-race festivities.
Fans stood in unison and saluted the icon with a 'three' during the race's third lap.
The cars of Michael Waltrip (15), Brian Keselowski (92), David Reutimann (00), Andy Lally (71), Joe Nemecheck (87), Greg Biffle (16) are tangled in an early-race crash as AJ Allmendinger (43) approaches.
Greg Biffle (16) spins through the grass as Robby Gordon (7) speeds past.
The technique was all the rage during Sunday's 53rd running.
Matt Kenseth (17) crashes into the wall as Dave Blaney (36) gets past on the low side.
Menard gets a little push from Tony Stewart (14) as Kyle Busch (18) looks to pass. Busch placed eighth, with Menard ninth and Stewart 13th.
Trevor Bayne took the checkered flag in front of Carl Edwards (99) and David Gilliland (34).
The youngster, who held off Carl Edwards by 0.118 seconds, gave the historic Wood Brothers team its first victory since 2001.
Trevor Bayne, who turned 20 Saturday, became the youngest to win the Great American Race. He supplanted Jeff Gordon, who was 25 when he won the Daytona 500 in 1997.