Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang recorded his eighth top-10 finish of the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) season on Sunday afternoon at Iowa Speedway, after taking the checkered flag in the ninth position.
“We had such a great car on the long run today,” said Bayne after the race. “After about 25 laps our car would just come to life. Unfortunately, the cautions didn’t fall our way there at the end but I just want to thank Chad and all the guys on this No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang for working hard all weekend. We’re happy to finish ninth, but we are ready to get back to the track next weekend at home in Charlotte.”
Bayne began the 250-lap NNS event from the 16th position and steadily worked his way towards the front. Battling a loose handling racecar for much of the early portion of the day, crew chief Chad Norris called Bayne to pit road during a Lap 39 caution for four tires and adjustments. On the ensuing restart, the Roush Fenway Racing driver was able to crack the top-10 for the first time, moving into ninth.
Throughout the course of the green flag run, Bayne’s car continued to gain speed as he steadily continued his march forward. Running laps quicker than the race leaders, Bayne was able to maneuver his way into the eighth-position just prior to a Lap 104 caution for debris.
Bayne would maintain his position inside the top-10 for much of the second-half of the race and continue to click off lap times as fast as the leaders during green flag runs. In the end, Bayne had to overcome a late restart to bring the No.6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang home with a ninth-place finish.