Contact with Brad Keselowski has ended Trevor Bayne's bid to sweep the season at the Daytona International Speedway after only five laps.
Keselowski was drafting the Daytona 500 champion into the first turn when Bayne's Ford jumped sideways, clipping both Clint Bowyer and his Richard Childress Racing teammate Jeff Burton. His car then shot back up the track and hit the wall head on, doing significant damage to the nose of Bayne's No. 21 machine.
Bayne captured the heart of American when he won the Daytona 500 on February 20, one day after turning 20-years-old. He had been sidelined for more than a month with an undisclosed illness before returning to the track in early June.
Pole-sitter Mark Martin leads the Coke Zero 400 ahead of Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jimmie Johnson. The two-car drafts have been the order of the race, as drivers dropped back to find their choice in drafting partner.