Bayne Iowa Advance

Iowa Nationwide Race Advance

Team:           No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang
Crew Chief:   Mike Kelley
Chassis:       RK-708
Twitter:         @Tbayne21; @RFR6PR


American Muscle

·       Bayne in Iowa

o   Trevor Bayne is a strong starter at Iowa Speedway.  He qualified in the top-five all three times he’s driven at the tri-oval track for a NASCAR Nationwide Series race, including one pole.  This Saturday, he will make a run at keeping the streak alive.

o   After leading for more than 20 laps in 2010, Bayne registered a top-five finish in Iowa (fifth-place finish).

o   Bayne and the No. 6 team are coming off back-to-back top-10 finishes in Dover (fourth-place finish) and Charlotte (sixth-place finish).

·       The Car

o   Chassis RK-708 has a history of impressive finishes in Iowa.  During the No. 6 team’s 2012 Championship season, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used RK-708 to win at Iowa in the spring, and place fifth in the fall.

o   Earlier this season, Bayne used the same chassis in Bristol and brought home a 12th-place finish.

o   The chassis will feature the Ford EcoBoost paint scheme.


Bayne on Racing in Iowa:

“Iowa’s always been a pretty good track for me.  It’s one of the three tracks where I took three poles in a row in 2010.  The No. 6 team has been good there for the last few years.  They won three races out of four.”

Bayne’s history at Iowa Speedway:

“I actually ran the first race that was ever run at Iowa.  It was a wild race because they didn’t expect it to be so fast and we were blowing tires every 13 laps!  The speedway drives like a short track and has the speeds of a 1-mile track, so I think it’s a good balance and a good track to be able to pass on and make moves.”

Bayne on the No. 6 team’s building momentum:

“We finally got some races where we were still running at the finish line.  There was a stretch of weeks that were tough on us because we would have fast cars and crazy stuff would happen out of the blue.  But, we finally finished a couple of races in the top-five, and now we have to keep clicking those off.  On our worst day, we’re a top-10 team and on our best day we can win these races.”

2013 No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Team
Name                               Duties                           Hometown

Michael Kelley

Crew Chief

Clearwater, FL

Casey Povelones


Danville, IL

Brett Ragan

Car Chief

Unadilla, GA

Kenny Deguisto

Plate Assistant

Garland, TX

EC Nichols

Shock Specialist

Woodland, TX

Cesar Villanueva

Underneath mechanic

Parsippany, NJ

Edgar Aleman

Engine Tuner

Bayamon, P.R.

Tyler Paxton

Tire Specialist

St. Charles, MO

Jay Maybry

Truck Driver

Campobello, SC

Larry Lally

Back up Truck. Driver

Westchester, CA

Mike Calinoff


Hauppauge, NY

Jon Dhein

Pit support

Chilton, WI

Richie Williams


Camden SC

Josh Shipplett

Rear Carrier

Winder, GA

Tesfa Lee

Front Carrier

Brooklyn, NY

Cory Baldwin

Front Changer

Severn, MD

Josh Peck


Mooresville, NC

Thomas Parker

Rear Changer

Newman, GA

Tony Price

Shop foreman

Ashburton, NZ

Andi Lumbi

Mech. Front Suspension

Norwalk, CT

Dale Hoffman

Mech. Rear Suspension

Allentown, PA

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