Stock Car Racing
#6 Trevor Bayne
|Sponsor||Advocare, Liberty National Life Insurance|
|Crew Chief||Matt Puccia|
|Birthday||FEB 19, 1991|
Trevor Bayne will embark on his third full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season confident that the upward trend he displayed in 2016 will continue.
After posting only a pair of top-10 finishes in 2015, Bayne registered five such performances last season, including two top-5 efforts, which came at Bristol in April (5th) and Daytona in July (3rd). He was also in contention for one of the final Chase berths until the final cutoff race at Richmond, and ended up a career-best 22nd in the final point standings.
Prior to getting his full-time shot, Bayne competed at NASCAR’s top level on a limited basis for four years in the famed No. 21 Motorcraft Fusion for the Wood Brothers. Nobody will ever forget that tenure, which was highlighted by Bayne winning the Daytona 500 on Feb. 20, 2011 in only his second start and just one day after his 20th birthday. The win, which was the fifth for the Wood Brothers in the “Great American Race,” also served as Ford’s 600th all-time series triumph.
And while it would be hard to imagine a more high-profile victory, Bayne has continued to make his mark in NASCAR, whether it be in Cup or the NASCAR XFINITY Series. That was no more evident than in 2013 when another significant personal milestone was followed days later by another memorable victory. After getting married on June 4, Bayne hopped in his Roush Fenway Ford Mustang on June 9 and won the Dupont Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway. That not only represented his second NXS triumph, but the 200th all-time series win for Ford.
Beside running his partial schedule for the Wood Brothers, Bayne competed full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2013 and 2014 for Roush and finished sixth both times in the final point standings.
· Bayne’s big NASCAR break came in 2008 when he was signed by Dale Earnhardt, Inc. as a development driver.
· The first NASCAR start for Bayne came in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2009 and it occurred at his home track – Bristol Motor Speedway – for car owner Jimmy Means. He was 18 years old and started 26th in the Scotts Turf Builder 300 before finishing 23rd.
· On the final week of the 2013 season, Bayne announced that he had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but was exhibiting no symptoms of the disease and doesn’t plan on letting up with his race schedule.
DID YOU KNOW?
When Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500, he became the 17th different driver to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for the Wood Brothers.