Monday, April 26, 2010

Trevor Bayne - Talladega Race Report

Talladega, Ala. — Trevor Bayne narrowly missed the “Big One” at Talladega Superspeedway but was still able to muster up a 13th-place finish. The No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine started the Aaron’s 312 in the 39th spot and didn’t push the envelope during the first 75 laps of the 120-lap event. With just over 40 laps remaining, Bayne began making his charge toward the front of the field. He cracked into the top five on lap 98. With just two laps remaining in the event a multi-car incident occurred on the frontstretch forcing the race into overtime. Bayne restarted eighth and was on the move toward the front until he got collected in an accident in turn four on the final lap. The Knoxville, Tenn., native was able to limp to the finish line and finish 13th.

NNS Racing Results

  • Brad Keselowski won the Aaron’s 312, his seventh victory in 112 NASCAR Nationwide Series races

  • This is his first victory and seventh top-10 in 2010

  • Joey Logano (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2010.

  • Kevin Harvick, Jason Keller and John Borneman III rounded out the top five

  • The race featured one Green-White-Checkered

  • The race featured 33 lead changes among 14 drivers

  • The race was slowed by five cautions for a total of 16 laps

  • NASCAR estimated 71,500 race fans in attendance at Talladega
DWR NNS Race Results

  • Trevor Bayne, No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry - Finished 13th
DWR Driver Standings

  • Trevor Bayne, No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry - 124 points, ranks 13th

  • 492 points out of the lead
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota

  • Bayne started 39th and finished 13th

  • Ran in the top 25 for the most part of the race

  • Bayne made his move to the front of the field with just over 40 laps to go

  • Cracked into the top five one lap 98

  • Was involved in the “Big One” on the final lap but was able to limp to the finish line and finish 13th

  • Gained three spots to 13th in the NNS championship point standings

  • This was Bayne’s fourth top-15 finish in 2010
BAYNE QUOTE: “Our Aaron’s Dream machine was awesome in the race. I was a little nervous after our qualifying effort by Jerry Baxter brought an awesome car to Talladega. I think I was able to gain some respect from some of the veteran driver today. We weren’t very good out front but we were a really good pusher. I was able to make some really good moves near the end of the race and get myself in the top five. We were just in the wrong place at the wrong time on the final lap and I had know where to go.”

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