Trevor Bayne – Phoenix Advance

Trevor Bayne – Phoenix Advance

No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford

Wypall 200


American Muscle

Sat., Nov.13, 2010

4:30 p.m. EST

ESPN2, TV, MRN, Sirius 128

Bayne in 2010

Starts: 33

Top 5s: 5

Top 10s: 10

Top 15s: 19

Poles: 3

Avg Start: 13.7

Avg. Finish: 16.4

High Finish: 3 (twice)

Bayne Excited for Short Track Run at Phoenix

After making his Sprint Cup debut last weekend in Texas, Trevor Bayne settles back into the Nationwide Series this weekend at Phoenix, where he will welcome the return of a shorter track to the schedule.

Bayne at Phoenix

Trevor Bayne will make his third Nationwide Series start at Phoenix this weekend. In two previous starts, Bayne has averaged a 23rd-place finish. He finished 14th in this race last season, but got caught up in an accident and finished 32nd in the spring.

Sprint Cup Debut in Mirror

Bayne finished 17th in his Sprint Cup debut last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, turning all 334 laps of the race and staying on the lead lap. Of the 12 drivers that make up the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, Baynes 17th-place finish was higher than the debut of eight of the 12, and only two of those 12 were able to finish the race on the lead lap.

Roush Fenway at Phoenix

Roush Fenway has won seven times in the Nationwide Series. All-in-all Roush Fenway has made 48 starts, while turning in 19 top fives, 33 top 10s and five poles in Nationwide action at PIR. Four different drivers have won in the Nationwide Series at Phoenix, with the first win (Jeff Burton) coming in 2000 and the last win coming in last year’s fall race (Carl Edwards). Roush Fenway swept the Nationwide Series at Phoenix last season, with Greg Biffle winning there in the spring.

Bayne at Phoenix

Starts: 2

Top 15s: 1

Poles: –

Avg Start: 35

Highest Finish: 14

Avg. Finish: 23

On Phoenix:

“Phoenix is not really comparable to any track we go to. It actually reminds me of Concord Motor Sports Park, which is a short track here in North Carolina and one of my favorite race tracks.

“(Turns) three and four are obviously different, but (turns) one and two are very similar at the two tracks. At Phoenix you can hit the bottom, run up to the wall and turn down again for the little dog leg. I love that corner at Phoenix. That section is probably one of my favorite sections of any track we go to. So If I can just get (turns) three and four down where it’s really flat and really sweeping, I think we can have a good weekend.

“I love turns one and two, I just wish that three and four had a little more banking and a tighter corner, because it makes your car drive totally different at both ends of the track.”

Crew Chief Ricky Viers:

“We are taking back the same car the team raced at Phoenix earlier in the year and qualified eighth. After coming off a solid week at Texas, Trevor (Bayne) and the No. 17 team feel we have a great opportunity to score our best finish of the season at Phoenix.”


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