Iowa Nationwide Race Advance
Team: No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Twitter: @Tbayne21; @RFR6PR
· 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
St. Charles, MO
Back up Truck. Driver
Mech. Front Suspension
Mech. Rear Suspension