One of the many reminders of Dale Earnhardt on the tenth anniversary of his death.
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Air Force Thunderbirds
The precision flight team gave the crowd a charge by taking part in pre-race festivities.
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Fans stood in unison and saluted the icon with a 'three' during the race's third lap.
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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.
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Greg Biffle (16) spins through the grass as Robby Gordon (7) speeds past.
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The technique was all the rage during Sunday's 53rd running.
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Matt Kenseth (17) crashes into the wall as Dave Blaney (36) gets past on the low side.
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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.
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Trevor Bayne took the checkered flag in front of Carl Edwards (99) and David Gilliland (34).
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The youngster, who held off Carl Edwards by 0.118 seconds, gave the historic Wood Brothers team its first victory since 2001.
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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.
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