Roush Fenway Racing is awarding Trevor Bayne a promotion in 2015, moving him up from his current job as full-time driver of the No. 6 RFR Ford in NASCAR Nationwide competition to full-time driver of a No. 6 Ford entry in the Sprint Cup Series.
“I’m both excited and humbled to be a part of bringing the No. 6 back to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” Bayne said. “And to be able to make that move with AdvoCare makes it that much more special.”
AdvoCare is the primary sponsor on Bayne’s current ride in the Nationwide Series and will be making the move with him to full-time Sprint Cup competition next year.
Car owner Jack Roush fielded a No. 6 entry in Cup competition for 20 years before sponsorship issues forced him to scale back his Sprint Cup program from four to three teams a few years back.
“It’s been a goal of the organization to put the No. 6 back out there on track in the Sprint Cup Series, and I’m pleased to have AdvoCare behind us as we make the move with Trevor to full-time Cup racing,” Roush said.
While racing fulll-time in the Nationwide Series, Bayne has been competing at the Cup level on a part-time basis, driving the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford. He won the 2011 Daytona 500 from behind the wheel of the No. 21.
“Trevor Bayne will always be a part of our family, and we will always shsare that great Daytona 500 moment together,” Wood Brothers Racing co-owner Eddie Wood said. “It’s something that will always be so special for all of us. We will always be Trevor Bayne fans, so we are happy he is getting his shot to race for the Sprint Cup championship. We are going to do everything in our power to get him to victory lane one more time in the No. 21 Fusion.”
In Sprint Cup Series competition, dating back to 2010 when he made one series start, Bayne has accumulated stats that include a win, one top-five and three top-10 finishes in 50 race starts.
He began racing in the Nationwide Series in 2009 and has since raced for teams including Roush Fenway Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing. In the Nationwide Series, Bayne’s stats include two-career wins, 20 top-fives and 59 top-10s in 128 races.
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