Trevor Bayne entered the Goody's Fast Relief 500 with a four-race streak of top-20s and slipped outside that mark at Martinsville Speedway to stall his momentum.
Trevor Bayne has finished better than he started in all three of his Martinsville Speedway attempts with Roush-Fenway Racing.
Trevor Bayne has scored only one top-10 finish in 41 starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks; that came in 2012 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Trevor Bayne finished 10th in this spring’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway after starting 25th, which made him one of the top dark horses of the weekend.
Trevor Bayne has finished on the lead lap in his last three attempts on short, flat tracks. He went the full distance in both Richmond International Raceway races and at New Hampshire—earning a best result of 14th in the Federated 400 in the process.
Trevor Bayne made his third Richmond International Raceway start this spring in the Toyota Owners 400 and finished on the lead lap for the first time in his career. He started 17th and finished 17th, which was also his career best finish and starting position. The race was lined up by the rule book, however.
In four previous starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Trevor Bayne has improved in every race. He debuted with a 34th way back in 2011 for the Wood Bros., finished 28th in his first Roush ride last spring, was 15th last fall, and fifth this spring.
Trevor Bayne is gaining ground on the top 15 in points with recent solid runs. In the last six races of this season, he has finished 11th or better three times with a season-best third at Daytona International Speedway.
Trevor Bayne kept his Chase hopes alive with a top-10 finish at Watkins Glen International in the Cheez-it 355. He finished one spot behind the driver 14th in the points’ standings and could conceivably make up the 38 markers that separate him from contention.
This weekend’s events at Watkins Glen International mark the first time since the conclusion of the 2014 season that Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion, will compete in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Trevor Bayne recorded a lap of 173.534 mph and will line up 31st on Sunday at Pocono Raceway for the Pennsylvania 400. He also qualified in the 30s two weeks ago on another flat track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway and this spring on the minimally-banked Martinsville Speedway.
Trevor Bayne has finished in a narrow band of 13th through 23rd the four of his five flat track starts this season. His best effort of 13th came on the other 2.5-miler of Pocono Raceway.
Trevor Bayne struggled through nine flat track races in 2015 and at the start of 2016. In that span of event, he had only one lead lap finish. His last two attempts on minimally-banked courses resulted in complete races and top-20 results. Bayne was 17th at Richmond International Raceway in April and 13th at Pocono Raceway in June.
Trevor Bayne survived minimal crash damage late in the Coke Zero 400 when Tony Stewart got loose and over-corrected with about 12 laps remaining at Daytona International Speedway. He tucked into the draft and finished with a season-best third.