Stock Car Racing
#6 Trevor Bayne
|Crew Chief||Bob Osborne|
|Birthday||FEB 19, 1991|
Trevor Bayne has already had one dream come true and in 2015 another will be realized as he becomes a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver.
This year Bayne will be behind the wheel of the No. 6 Ford Fusion, which returns to the track after a three-year absence for car owner Jack Roush. Ever since Bayne signed with Roush in October 2010, the plan was for him to one day go Cup racing on a regular basis and 2015 will mark that opportunity.
For the last four years, Bayne has been competing at NASCAR’s top level on a limited basis behind the wheel of the famed No. 21 Motorcraft Fusion for the Wood Brothers. Nobody will ever forget that tenure, which was highlighted by Bayne winning the Daytona 500 on Feb. 20, 2011 in only his second start and just one day after his 20th birthday. The win, which was the fifth for the Wood Brothers in the “Great American Race” also served as Ford Racing’s 600th all-time series triumph.
And while it would be hard to imagine a more high-profile victory, Bayne has continued to make his mark in NASCAR, whether it be in Sprint Cup or the NASCAR Nationwide Series. That was no more evident than in 2013 when another significant personal milestone was followed days later by another milestone victory. After getting married on June 4, Bayne hopped in his Roush Fenway Ford Mustang on June 9 and won the Dupont Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway. That not only represented his second NNS triumph, but the 200th all-time series win for Ford Racing.
Beside running his partial schedule for the Wood Brothers, Bayne competed full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series the last two seasons for Roush and finished sixth both times in the final point standings.
- Bayne’s big NASCAR break came in 2008 when he was signed by Dale Earnhardt, Inc. as a development driver.
- The first NASCAR start for Bayne came in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2009 and it occurred at his home track – Bristol Motor Speedway – for car owner Jimmy Means. He was 18 years old and started 26th in the Scotts Turf Builder 300 before finishing 23rd.
- On the final week of the 2013 season, Bayne announced that he had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but was exhibiting no symptoms of the disease and doesn’t plan on letting up with his race schedule.
DID YOU KNOW?
When Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500, he became the 17th different driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for the Wood Brothers.