Monday, April 19, 2010

Bayne Scores Top-15 Finish at Texas

Fort Worth, Texas — After waiting for two extra days to race at Texas Motor Speedway, Trevor Bayne and the No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip team grabbed it’s fourth top-15 finish of the season. The Knoxville, Tenn., native started the 200-lap event in the 14th position. He was able to crack the top 10 by lap 32 but a tight-handling condition halted his progress. Crew chief Jerry Baxter made several major adjustments during the race to help ease the ill-handling conditions on the No. 99 Toyota but nothing really corrected the problem. The 19-year-old driver was able to race in the top 15 all day despite the handling issues. Bayne and the No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip team crossed the finish line 14th and gained one spot, to 16th, in the NASCAR championship point standings.

NNS Racing Results

  • Kyle Busch won the Texas Motor Speedway 300, his 33nd victory in 180 NNS starts

  • This is Busch’s fifth victory and 10 top-10 finish in 11 races at TMS. He joins Jack Ingram and Dale Earnhardt as winners of five straight races at the same track.

  • Joey Lagano (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at TMS. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2010.

  • Reed Sorenson, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five

  • The race featured 13 lead changes among eight drivers

  • The race was slowed by four cautions for a total of 24 laps

  • NASCAR estimated 44,500 race fans in attendance at TMS

DWR NNS Race Results

  • Trevor Bayne, No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry - Finished 14th
DWR Driver Standings

  • Trevor Bayne, No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry - 121 points, ranks 16th

  • 446 points out of the lead
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip Racing Toyota

  • Bayne started 14th and finished 14th

  • Suffered from a tight-handling race car for the majority of the race

  • Great pit stop by the over-the-wall crew on the lap 28 pit stopped allowed Bayne to gain six spots

  • Cracked the top 10 on lap 32

  • Bayne ran in and around the top 15 for the majority of the race

  • This was Bayne’s fourth top-15 finish in 2010

BAYNE QUOTE: “The No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip Toyota was just a little off today. However, we were a lot better today then we were during Thursday’s practice. We aren’t where we want to be right now but we keep making improvements each weekend so I think we can be a top five car soon. I just have to thank all my guys for all the hard work they put in this weekend. We made a lot of changes to the car during practice on Thursday and Friday and we were able to make it a lot better for the race today.”

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