Dover Nationwide Race Advance
Team: No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Twitter: @Tbayne21; @RFR6PR
· Bayne in Dover
o This Saturday Trevor Bayne will try to continue his streak of top-10 finishes at Dover International Speedway (DIS). During his last two NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races at the Monster Mile, Bayne locked up sixth-place finishes.
o Bayne and the No. 6 team are also coming off a top-10 finish in Charlotte last week. Despite the car running tight through most of the race, a chassis adjustment with less than 50 laps to go gave Bayne the control he needed to fight his way up to sixth place in the History 300.
· The Car
o Chassis RK-741 ran two times during the No. 6 team’s 2012 Championship season. Last October, the team won the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, then the same chassis came in sixth in Homestead.
o The chassis will feature the Ford EcoBoost paint scheme.
· Local Connections
o Front tire changer Cory Baldwin is from Severn MD, just a short drive across Chesapeake Bay from DIS.
Bayne on Racing in Dover:
“I like Dover. It’s a tough race track because the transitions on the exits of the corners are really rough; it unloads the car and you have to predict it a little bit. You’ve got to have your car dialed in there. It’s one of the toughest tracks we go to, but I love it.”
Bayne on his history in Dover:
“We’ve always run well there. The big thing there is to stay out of trouble and keep your tires under you, and hopefully (crew chief) Mike Kelley has a good strategy at that place and we’ll be up front the whole time.”
2013 No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Team
Name Duties Hometown
St. Charles, MO
Back up Truck. Driver
Mech. Front Suspension
Mech. Rear Suspension