NASCAR

Trevor Bayne Honors Coach Pat Summitt of Lady Vol’s

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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