Getting a call from the US President may have become a little less fashionable in the last three years or so, but back in 2011 there would have been few bigger honours for an American citizen. And why shouldn't the winner of 'The Great American Race' get that call?
The race in question, the Daytona 500, has long caused debate between NASCAR fans. The debate being, what's bigger; winning the 500, or clinching NASCAR's Cup series championship title.
The Daytona 500 acts in many ways like the Le Mans 24 Hours in that many believe it surpasses the championship it lies within. And in 2011, the biggest shock in the race's history was delivered as Trevor Bayne claimed the spoils in just his second Cup start.