Wood Brothers' 2011 Daytona 500-Winning Car to go on Permanent Display at Henry Ford Museum

March 19, 2012 - 5:15pm

DEARBORN, Mich. - The famous No. 21 Ford Fusion that Trevor Bayne drove to an unlikely victory in the 2011 Daytona 500 is coming to Henry Ford Museum for permanent display starting March 22.

The Wood Brothers' race car will be presented to Henry Ford Museum in special ceremonies on March 22 at 10:30 a.m., in the museum's "Driving America" exhibit.

The winning race car went directly from Daytona International Speedway Victory Lane to an exhibit at the track for one year. The team recieved the car back on Feb. 27 - 2012 Daytona 500 race morning - and it made a quck stop at the Wood Brothers' original race shop in Stuart, Va., for a community celebration there, before heading to Dearborn and Henry Ford Museum.

The car is in the exact same condition it was as it left Victory Lane in 2011, including being adorned with confetti, champagne and Gatorade from the celebration.

Team owners Eddie and Len Wood, along with Bayne, will be on hand for the ceremonies, which will be followed up with a Fan Q&A session immediately afterward.

Fans are welcome to be on hand that morning for the press conference and Q&A session.

 

Here's a short video of the car arriving at the Museum:

http://youtu.be/ECA53z-CNr4