Team: No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Bayne at Chicagoland Speedway:
o This weekend Trevor Bayne returns to Chicagoland Speedway after more than a year since running a NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at the track. During his 2011 NNS starts Bayne rallied from a 31st-place start to finish third in June. That September, he finished 11th.
o Bayne is one of the best passers at Chicagoland. He is the fifth strongest, averaging 39 “quality” passes per race (passing a car running in the top-15 while under a green flag).
The Car: Chassis RK-763 was used in both Charlotte and Fontana this season. In Charlotte, Bayne finished sixth; the first in a string of strong finishes that built momentum for the No. 6 team. In Fontana, Bayne chalked up a top-10 finish with RK-763 by coming in ninth.
o With five laps to go Bayne was in 15th, but a smart pit-stop strategy earlier in the race and a string of attempts at a green-white-checkered finish...