Trevor Bayne – Daytona Advance
Team: No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Chad Norris
Twitter: @Tbayne21, @RFR6PR and @RoushFenway
Bayne at Daytona
· Trevor Bayne makes his ninth NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Daytona International Speedway on Friday evening. In eight previous starts at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Bayne has recorded one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
· In the past 19 NNS races held at Daytona, Bayne ranks first in fastest speed early in a run (186.73 mph), third in fastest speed late in a run (185.11 mph), green flag speed (185.47 mph) and in speed in traffic (185.54 mph). Bayne also ranks tied for sixth in fastest laps run with 44, according to NASCAR’s loop data statistics.
· Bayne has recorded three-consecutive NNS top-10 finishes on the restrictor-plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway dating back to July 2013. Those finishes include a 10th-place finish in this event last year, a third-place finish in the season opener this year and a 10th-place finish at Talladega in May.
· Bayne will also be piloting the No. 21 Motorcraft / Quick Lane Ford Fusion for the Wood Brothers Saturday evening in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). Bayne is a previous winner at the 2.5-mile superspeedway in the NSCS, earning his first Sprint Cup victory in the 2011 running of the Daytona 500.
· Crew chief Chad Norris brings chassis RK-835 to Daytona International Speedway this weekend. This chassis previously raced at both Daytona and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway earning finishes of third and 10th, respectively.
· Bayne began the Friday night event at Kentucky Speedway from the 13th position consistently ran inside the top 15 throughout the 200-Lap race. While battling for a top-10 position late in the race, Bayne made contact with the No.9 car as well as the outside retaining wall, giving the No.6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang damage to both the left and right side. The damage from the incident ultimately led to a flat left-front tire as Bayne was coming to the checkered flag. In the end, Bayne was scored with a 15th-place finish.
Bayne on racing at Daytona:
“Going to Daytona is always a special feeling for me. There’s so much history that comes with racing there and to know that my name is forever a part of that history is something that means the world to me. I love racing there. It’s an intense kind of racing that has us three, sometimes four-wide in a big pack where anything can happen. It definitely keeps you on your toes from start to finish, which is what makes this racing so exciting. I’m ready to get out there with our No.6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang and I think we have a great chance to go back to Victory Lane this weekend in Daytona.”
Crew Chief Chad Norris on Daytona:
“Everyone really steps their game up at Daytona. It’s a place that everyone wants to win at with all of the history that is there. We’re excited to be going there this weekend with Trevor. He’s very talented on these restrictor-plate tracks and knows how to work the draft and when to make a move out there on the track. That gives us a lot of confidence heading into this weekend and I know that Trevor will give our No.6 AdvoCare Ford a great race on Friday night.”
Name Position Hometown
Chad Norris Crew Chief Fremont, Iowa
Cody Efaw Car Chief Big Prairie, Ohio
Brian Harrison Engineer Granite Bay, Calif.
Darrell Haskins Underneath Mechanic Danville, Va.
Brendon McElligott Front End Mechanic West Newbury, Mass.
Lance Allen Shock Specialist Haubstadt, Ind.
Jimmy Ray Holder Engine Tuner Randleman, N.C.
David Roth Tire Specialist El Paso, Texas
Dave Davis Truck Driver Fort Wayne, Ind.
Rick “Bubba” Mace Back-up Truck Driver Connelly Spring, N.C.
Jason Hedlesky Spotter Clinton, Mich.
Richie Williams Jackman Camden, S.C.
Brad Sutton Rear Tire Carrier China Grove, N.C.
Tesfa Lee Front Tire Carrier Brooklyn, N.Y.
Corey Baldwin Front Tire Changer Severn, Md.
Josh Pech Gasman Mooresville, N.C.
Kale Uphoff Rear Tire Changer McFarland, Wisc.
Tyler Hudson Pit Support Lexington, N.C.