Trevor Bayne moving fulltime to Cup series
Trevor Bayne is sticking with the No. 6 next season but his NASCAR career will move to another level.
Bayne, who won the 2011 Daytona 500 driving part-time for the Wood Brothers, will drive the No. 6 Ford fulltime in the Sprint Cup Series for Roush Fenway Racing. He is currently competing for RFR in the Nationwide Series this season.
“This is obviously the biggest news I’ve ever had in my life,” Bayne said. “Although we’ve had some big news before, this takes the cake.
“The person that I wanted to thank the most is Jack Roush for standing behind me over the last four years now. We’ve been through a lot of ups-and-downs but he and his organization from day one had said our goal was to get to Sprint Cup.”
Roush has not fielded the No. 6 car in Cup since Mark Martin drove for the organization.
“Trevor Bayne is a Daytona 500 champion already and a fine young man in our sport who has worked really hard,” said Martin in a video tribute played during Saturday’s announcement.
“Our plans for 2015 are still in a state of flux. Certainly the fact we’ve taken the No. 6 indicates that we have our plans open for a fourth car, but it’s still in a state of flux,” Roush said. “We’ll have more to announce on that later.”
Roush drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle are in the final year of their respective contracts and have yet to announce their 2015 plans.
Joey Logano was second-fastest, Danica Patrick was third, Greg Biffle fourth and Jimmie Johnson fifth. Edwards was fastest in Saturday’s morning session.
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