Team: No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Twitter: @Tbayne6, @RFR6PR and @RoushFenway
Darlington Raceway – Sunday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. EST on NBC
Bayne at Darlington
Bayne will make his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Darlington this weekend.
In three starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the famed track, Bayne has one top-10 finish, a ninth in 2014.
Bob Osborne at Darlington
Osborne will call his 11th NSCS race at Darlington on Sunday night. In 10 previous starts, Osborne has earned three top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes.
Osborne recorded his best finish of second twice at the hallowed speedway with former Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards in 2008 and 2011.
AdvoCare and Bayne have gone back in time to 1998 with the paint scheme on the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion in preparation for the “Southern 500” at Darlington. The scheme, which was featured on the No. 6 Ford during one of the most successful runs in NASCAR history, harkens back to the 1998 and 1999 seasons when it was driven by former Roush Fenway driver Mark Martin. During that timeframe, Martin recorded nine wins, 41 top-five finishes, 52 top-10 finishes and had an overall average finish of ninth in the combined 77 races run in the two NSCS seasons. During that two-year span, Martin led an astonishing 2,430 laps.
Bayne ran inside the top 20 for much of the 500-Lap event at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 22 and overcame a pit road speeding penalty with less than 100 laps to go to earn a 15th-place finish.
Bayne on racing in Darlington:
“Darlington is going to be special this weekend. Everyone is running some cool throwback paint schemes and to be racing at Darlington on Labor Day weekend is pretty cool. This is a tricky race track that you really need to be on your toes at so you can avoid that ‘Darlington Stripe’ on the right-side of your car. I’m looking forward to the challenge this weekend.”
“It’s a huge honor to run this paint scheme in Darlington. This scheme was so successful in the late 90’s with Mark (Martin) driving it and it’s really cool to see it back on the track and on No. 6 Roush Fenway Ford again. I want to thank AdvoCare for giving us the opportunity to run this scheme and hopefully we can give this AdvoCare Ford a strong run that would make everyone that worked on this car in the 90’s proud.”
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series competition with drivers Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne, Elliott Sadler, Ryan Reed, Chris Buescher and Bubba Wallace. Now in its 28th season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. Off-track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning digital and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.
About AdvoCare International, LP:
Backed by the latest science, AdvoCare provides innovative nutritional, weight-management, and sports performance products. In addition, the AdvoCare business opportunity empowers individuals to explore their ultimate earning potential. AdvoCare was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. For more information about AdvoCare visit www.advocare.com. Be sure to like us onwww.facebook.com/advocare and follow us on Twitter – @AdvoCare.