Race: Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway (2-mile D-Shaped oval)
Team: No. 60 Ford EcoBoost Mustang
Crew Chief: Chad Norris
Chassis: RK-639-Last ran at Homestead, November 2011, finished third w/Carl Edwards
Broadcast Information: Saturday, March 24, 2012- 5:00 p.m. (ET) ESPN and MRN radio affiliates and Sirius channel 90
TREVOR BAYNE enters Fontana third in NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, four points out of second and 19 points behind leader Elliott Sadler. He has earned one top-five and three top-10 finishes this season.
· FOR THE RECORD… In four starts at the two-mile California track, Bayne has one top-10 and two top-15 finishes. His average start is 12.5, and his average finish is 11.8.
Trevor Bayne on racing at Auto Club Speedway: “I am so proud of my team for the work they put in at Bristol. We had a shot there at the end but fell a little short. I intend on putting us in position to win again this weekend. Everybody in the shop has been working so hard on our program, and it makes me want to drive that much harder. Chad has made great calls on the box thus far and has really helped me through the first four weeks of the season. We have had some success at Fontana in the past and Roush has been king there in both series over the years. I am looking forward to creating a little excitement for the fans Saturday afternoon.”
Crew chief Chad Norris on racing at Auto Club Speedway: “We escaped Bristol with a top-10 finish and a racecar in one piece. Although our finish wasn’t indicative of how we ran. We had a piece that could have won that race, but it did not play out how we would have liked at the end. We are heading to Fontana third in points and consistently among the fastest in the field every week. If we can stay close at the end of the race, I have no reason to believe we can’t win one of these things. Trevor knows how hard it is to win in this series, but I do believe he is ready to be a multiple time winner.”
BAYNE NNS RESULTS AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY:
2009- Copart 300
2010- Stater Bros 300
2011-Royal Purple 300
604 of 604 (100.0%)