Bayne Collects Top-10 at Darlington

12 Apr 2014
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Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne and the No. 6 AdvoCare racing team visited "The Lady in Black" Friday night in NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) action under the lights at Darlington Raceway.  The team battled hard on the 1.3-mile asphalt track to take the checkers in the ninth position.

Bayne took the green flag in 10th and quickly radioed to his crew that his car was really tight through the middle of turns one and two.

Veteran Crew Chief Chad Norris called his driver down pit road for the first round of pit stop at lap 18; calling for four tires, fuel, and an air pressure adjustment. The pit crew went to work,  gaining Bayne two positions on pit road and putting Bayne’s No. 6 Ford Mustang back out in the seventh position.

By lap 82 Bayne had slipped back to the 15th position radioing in that his car was "wrecking loose". Norris told his young driver to ‘hang on’ and that changes were coming.

Fortunately the yellow flag flew on lap 88 and Norris was able to bring the AdvoCare Mustang down pit road for service. The quick stop once again gained the team three positions on pit road with Bayne blending into the field in the 10th position.

The team fought hard to maintain track position as the laps winded down, eventually picking up one spot and finishing the race in the ninth position.


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