Monday, April 05, 2010

Trevor Bayne, No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip Racing Nashville Post Race

Lebanon, Tenn. — Solid pit stops by the No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip Racing over-the-wall crew allowed Trevor Bayne to stay in contention during the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. The 19-year-old driver qualified 10th for Saturday’s main event. He fell back to 13th before the competition caution flew on lap 30. Major adjustments were made during this pits stop to help with the loose-handling condition which was the theme of the day. Despite the ill-handling condition, Bayne was able to race in and around the top 15 all day. He crossed the finish in line 12th place and moved up four positions to 13th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings.

NNS Racing Result

Kevin Harvick won the Nashville 300, his 36th NNS win in 241 starts

Reed Sorenson, Kyle Busch, Justin Allgaier and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-five finishers

The race featured 13 lead changes among seven drivers

The race was slowed by eight cautions for a total of 43 laps

A red flag stopped the action for 14 minutes

NASCAR estimated 17,000 race fans in attendance at Nashville Superspeedway

DWR NNS Race Results

Trevor Bayne, No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip Toyota Camry - Finished 12th

DWR Driver Standings

Trevor Bayne, No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip Toyota Camry - 127 points, ranks 13th

300 points out of the lead

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip Racing Toyota

Started 10th and finished 12th

Fought a loose-handling race car for the majority of the race

Gained four spots on pit road during pit stop on lap 36

Nearly got involved in the caution that collected four cars on lap 115

Worked his way into the top five by lap 151

Went to the tight side with 25 laps remaining in the race

Bayne crossed the finish line 12th

BAYNE QUOTE: “We did a lot of talking on the radio today trying to figure out how to make our car better. We came here from Bristol with a really strong car and I was expecting a lot more out of the weekend. That pit crew we have is phenomenal. I felt like all day we were going backwards, but that’s because they would get me to the top-five every pit stop. Then we didn’t have a good enough car to run top-five so we just dropped back to about 10th. We ended up 12th. That’s not a bad day after some of the bad races we’ve had this year, but it’s not as good as we’d hoped to do either. I know these guys are going to work hard on it. They’ve been working on these Toyotas a lot to get them into the top-five and I know we can do it. We just didn’t hit it right this weekend. We’ll be back at Phoenix with maybe a better car. We’ll give them a run for their money there.”

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