Trevor Bayne gets to roll back into action this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series. Trevor, the 2011 Daytona 500 Champion has not been in a Nationwide car since Bristol in March. Roush Fenway Racing had to dismantle the #60 team after sponsors could not be found to continue a full time season.
Trevor eventually had to settle with a part time gig between a few Nationwide races with RFR and 10-12 races in the #Wood Brothers 21 Motorcraft Ford in the Sprint Cup Series.
Bayne will feature a special paint scheme this weekend in his return to his home track. The Knoxville native and self-proclaimed Tennessee Volunteer fan returns to the site of his first NASCAR national series start in 2009 to pilot an orange-themed “We Back Pat” paint scheme honoring longtime Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt. Summitt, the all-time winning coach in NCAA basketball history, retired in April of this year after being diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.
Trevor Bayne is looking forward to next year as he hopes to compete for his first Nationwide Series Championships and he attempts to complete a full Nationwide Series schedule for Roush Fenway Racing. His last chance was 2011, but circumstances led him to have to sit out 6 races because of an insect bite he got in early spring.
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