Trevor Bayne is back in the No.6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion for the next three races starting this weekend at Las Vegas.
After that, he will get to taste Richmond for the second time next week followed by the inaugural Charlotte Roval Course with left and right turns in a fortnight’s time.
His Las Vegas Motor Speedway Cup Series Record
Since 2011, Trevor Bayne made a total of eight appearances at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first four starts are okay and average having finished 20th on his debut.
In 2012, Bayne came off from a mid-pack 25th out of the 43 cars before finishing 9th, his best result and only Top 10 posted of the time at this track.
He went on to claim 23rd from a lowly 36th in 2013 before posting another 20th place run the following year.
When he first got promoted to Roush in a Cup car in 2015, it initially may have been his worst run in 28th, three laps down.
But over the last three years, Bayne managed to keep consistent towards the Top 20.
- 17th, 2016
- 13th, 2017
- 20th, March 2018
And on his qualifying record, he has never started higher than 16th (2011) & no worse than 36th (2013).
- Eight Starts
- 2128 of 2136 Laps Completed, 99.6%
- One Top 10, 12.5%
- Average Start: 27.2 & Finish: 18.8
- DNF: Zero
Trevor Bayne’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series so far.
- 16 Events
- 4591 of 4880 laps completed, 94.1%
- Average Start: 21 & Finish: 24.4
- DNF: Five
- 13th, Daytona 500
- 35th, Atlanta (Engine Failure)
- 20th, Las Vegas & Phoenix
- 37th, Fontana (Crash)
- 33rd, Martinsville
- 12th, Texas
- 24th, Bristol
- 21st, Richmond
- 38th, Talladega (Crash)
- 19th, Dover
- 27th, Sonoma
- 26th, Chicago
- 20th, Daytona 2 (Crash)
- 34th, Michigan 2 (Engine)
- 11th, Bristol
It’s great to see Trevor Bayne spend time overseas in Brisbane, Australia along with his wife & two kids.
Sure they had plenty of run strolling with the beautiful kangaroos at the Australian Zoo, going to the beach & making coffee.
You can check on his Instagram account here for more of what he has done off the race track while Matt Kenseth was on duty.
However, when he ran back to Roush, there’s very dark news to hear.
According to Claire B Lang’s show on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Owner Jack Roush said Bayne would not come back in the No.6 car either on a full or part-time basis next year.
Hence, he will be a free agent.
It’s a shame that Bayne didn’t get much of a chance in recent times after having to share with Kenseth back in April.
But you have to admit that this is how Roush Fenway Racing wanted to move on a different direction in an aim to return to their glory roots was once was in the 2000s.
So putting a driver who knows the organization very well in Kenseth would benefit a lot at this difficult time.
And to try and push their overall performance to the max, Bayne’s inconsistent runs throughout his promotion in the No.6 car have ultimately decided his future at Roush.
There are not many words to say after his layoff.
But his focus now is to do what whatever he can to show off his personal best in these last six races.
- Las Vegas
11th would sound a lot of thumbs up regarding his last time out in the No.6 car last month at Bristol.
But it has to be more than just 11th either breaking back in the Top 10 or performing consistently within the Top 15.
Apart from that, Bayne’s good where he has unfinished business at Cup level having won the famous Daytona 500 back in 2011 at 20.
Persisting his ride at an organization who used to win Championship like Roush may not be the standard he’s after which is somewhat a bit higher than his.
Though, He hopes to find another ride with a fresh challenge at the premier class as long as decent sponsorship is enough to fund 36 races of the year.
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