Trevor Bayne Tag

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Noah Gragson came heartbreakingly close a week ago to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the 2022 season. On Saturday, his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet left no doubt as to who would be hoisting the winner’s trophy. Gragson led 72 of the final 87 laps – a race best 114 of 200 laps on the day – to earn the win in the United Rentals 200 at Phoenix Raceway. He passed race runner-up Brandon Jones with 15 laps remaining, negotiated lapped trafficRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Californian Cole Custer was the only former Auto Club Speedway winner in the field for Saturday’s Production Alliance 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Fontana, Calif. Three overtimes, 12 cautions and more than three hours of official race time later, Custer was still the only former winner in the Fontana field, having beaten runner-up Noah Gragson to the finish line by .565 seconds. It was a long day’s journey into night, a race that started in mid-afternoon and unexpectedly ended under the lights inRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In a wild two-lap shootout that ended prematurely with a multicar wreck near the entrance to Turn 3, 19-year-old Canadian Raphael Lessard earned his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory in Saturday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Lessard had nosed ahead of runner-up Trevor Bayne while Stewart Friesen’s Chevrolet spun into the outside backstretch wall on the final lap, causing the caution that froze the field. The yellow made a winner of Lessard, but what was euphoria for one KyleRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Thursday’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway kicked off the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoffs, but it looked more like a “crashing the party vibe” than a night controlled by the 10 title contenders. When you look at the top-five finishers, only an unsponsored Brett Moffitt represented the playoff competitors with a runner-up result. Otherwise, it was a 200-lap race that’ll go down as a night of guys making strong statements with Sam Mayer winning in just his seventh Truck Series start. BehindRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne will make his NASCAR return this Sunday at Darlington Raceway. Only this time, in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, a series he’s never competed before. Bayne was announced Monday as Niece Motorsports’ driver of the No. 40 Plan B Sales/Proceller8 Chevrolet Silverado, a ride that’s had a series of drivers compete with Carson Hocevar being the most recent last Sunday at Gateway. It’ll be the 29-year-old’s first NASCAR start since the Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway two yearsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – Journeyman driver David Ragan will step away from full-time competition following the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The 33-year-old made the decision with a focus on spending more time with his family. Ragan has competed in NASCAR’s Premier Series full-time for 13 years. While he only visited victory lane twice, his accomplishments both around and off the track are greater than those on track. Ragan was one of several drivers that filled-in for Kyle Busch in 2015 following the viciousRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Glen Wood, who co-founded the Wood Brothers Racing Team in 1953, passed away Friday morning at the age of 93. The team confirmed the loss of the legendary NASCAR Hall of Famer via a statement on social media. “It’s with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning. We want to thank family, friends, our small-town Virginia community of Patrick County, as well as everyone in the NASCAR community for their unwavering support.” Wood started his careerRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The 2019 sponsorship picture for Daniel Hemric is coming together as Liberty National Life Insurance Company extends their partnership with Richard Childress Racing. Liberty National first entered the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017 sponsoring Trevor Bayne. The company will sponsor Hemric in select 2019 races. Prior to the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, RCR announced that Hemric will take the wheel of the organization’s second car, currently No. 31, replacing the departing Ryan Newman. He has two career startsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Trevor Bayne’s future at Roush-Fenway Racing has been up in the air since being moved to a part-time schedule earlier this year and according to comments from team owner Jack Roush Wednesday night on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Bayne will be looking for a new home for the 2019 season. Roush was speaking with Claire B. Lang when he let it slip that Bayne would not be returning to the No. 6 car after this season is over. “We’re making a search,” Roush said. “We’re in negotiationsRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The inside lane kept Trevor Bayne from earning his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series top-10 finish this season. The Roush Fenway Racing driver ran what was arguably his best race since being pulled out of the car for a handful of races. Over the last half of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bayne’s No. 6 AdvoCare Rehydrate Ford Fusion battled with Austin Dillon, Chris Buescher, and Jimmie Johnson, for seventh and eighth. When Johnson pitted under the final caution,Read More