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Trevor Bayne in the Sam’s Town 300
o Three previous Nationwide races in Las Vegas:
2010 – started 18th, finished 6th
2011 – started 7th, finished 5th
2012 – started 14th, finished 4th
o Ranks as the “strongest passer” in Las Vegas by averaging 51.3 quality passes per race (as defined by passing a car in top 15 under green flag)
o Fourth strongest “closer” by gaining an average of six positions in the final 10% of laps per race
o Fifth fastest driver late in a run (last 25% of laps run since a pit stop)
o RK-786 is a new chassis that has not raced on any tracks yet
o RK-786 is built as a sister car to the chassis that won in Chicago and Atlanta in the 2012 season
Roush Fenway Racing in the Sam’s Town 300
o 2012 – The No.6 team started sixth and went on to win the race with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. behind the wheel
o Three crew members will be returning west for the race, with Kenny Deguisto and EC Nichols hailing from Texas, and Larry Lally being a California native.
Primary Sponsor Note
o WFG returns to Roush Fenway Racing this weekend.
Bayne on Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “I’ve always liked racing at Vegas, it is a lot like the other 1.5 mile tracks but the bumps in one and two make it unique. I think figuring out how to get the car through that part of the track is key. It also seems like Roush cars are always strongest at 1.5 mile tracks.”
Bayne on the new No.6 chassis: “New chassis are normally faster because they have all of the lightest and best updates. I’m proud of my guys for being able to duplicate cars almost identical now, because when you get a car like the one they won with last year, you want to be able to build another one with the same exact style.”
Bayne on this season’s momentum: “When you are fast right out of the box like we were at Daytona it builds a ton of confidence for the whole team. With that said, we need to be able to get the finishes to back it up. Daytona wasn’t what we were looking for with a burnt up rear gear and a 31st place finish. Fortunately, my guys never got down and we went right on to Phoenix and were able to pull off a top 5 to get our momentum back rolling.”
Bayne on a championship run: “Racing for a championship definitely shifts your mindset, even early in the season. We are still fighting for every position and point, but we can’t take risks that could force us to have a bad finish. Our goal is to be caught up by Texas from our misfortune at Daytona.”
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Roush Fenway drivers Trevor Bayne and Travis Pastrana finished fourth and 10th respectively in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The finishes marked the 31st and 32nd NNS top-10 finishes in 42 series starts at LVMS for RFR.
Trevor Bayne started second and led 21 laps early, before making contact with the outside wall on lap 88...
The NASCAR Nationwide Series is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Sam’s Town 300.
With rain taking its toll on the track qualifying for the race was cancelled, with the field being set by 2012 points. That move gives Brian Vickers the pole position with Trevor Bayne starting second.
The races green flag start time is scheduled for 4:31 p.m EST (1:31 p.m. local)...
Roush Fenway drivers Trevor Bayne and Travis Pastrana finished fourth and 10th respectively in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The finishes marked the 31st and 32ndNNS top-10 finishes in 42 series starts at LVMS for RFR.
Trevor Bayne started second and led 21 laps early, before making contact with the outside wall on lap 88 after getting hit by the...
World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG), a business unit of Transamerica, has joined forces with NASCAR-series championship team Roush Fenway Racing to sponsor Trevor Bayne in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2013. Bayne will race the WFG and Transamerica sponsored No. 6 Ford Mustang in the Sam’s Town 300 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9 and in the Great Clips 200 at the...
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