Sunday, July 25, 2010

Diamond-Waltrip Indy Race Report

Trevor Bayne, No. 99 OUT! Pet Care Toyota Camry - finished fourth - now ninth in points.

Trevor Bayne Race Summary: No. 99 OUT! Pet Care driver Trevor Bayne grabbed his second consecutive pole and top-five finish on Saturday night at Raceway Park in Indianapolis. Bayne chose to start the 200-lap race in the outside lane and wrestled the lead from Steven Wallace before they hit the start/finish line to complete the first lap. The 19-year-old driver led the first 39 laps before relinquishing the lead to eventual race-winner Kyle Busch. Following the first caution on lap 75, Bayne retook the lead from Busch and stayed out front until his OUT! Pet Care Toyota became a little too loose. The Knoxville, Tenn. native raced inside the top five until a late caution flag flew on lap 165. Crew Chief Jerry Baxter summoned Bayne to pit road for four fresh Goodyear tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. Some teams opted to stay out on the race track so the Diamond-Waltrip Racing driver restarted 14th on lap 172. Bayne sliced his way through the field and by lap 174 raced seventh then on lap 178 moved to fifth. Bayne gained another spot in the closing laps to cross the finish line fourth and score his third top-five finish of his NASCAR Nationwide Series career. Bayne is ninth in the NNS championship point standings as the series travels to Iowa Speedway for another Saturday night race.

TREVOR BAYNE, OUT! Pet Care Toyota

Bayne qualified on the pole for the second consecutive week

This was Bayne’s second consecutive pole at Indy and third career NNS pole

Bayne led twice for 55 laps

Bayne suffered from a loose-handling Toyota for the majority of the race

Bayne restarted 14th on the lap 172 but grabbed seven spots in just three laps

Bayne scored his second consecutive top-five finish and his third career top-five finish

In 35 NNS starts Bayne has three poles, three top-five and seven top-10 finishes

BAYNE QUOTE: “Man, I love this short track race. wish we could do it every weekend. ’s what I’ve grown up doing, it’s what I still love to do. ’s just beating and banging, but when you get together you can still gather it up because you’re not going too fast. had a couple close calls, but we fought back to another top-five. was just talking to Jerry (Baxter, crew chief), we’re starting to get greedy. get a top-five and now we want to win this thing. , I know how Kyle Busch and Joey Logano feel when they come in and are complaining about finishing second. ’s a great run all day for the Out! Pet Care Toyota. Everybody here, they work so hard. pit stops were pretty good and we unloaded fast, stayed fast all day. top-fives in a row – we’ll take it.”

NNS Racing Results

Kyle Busch won the Kroger 200 benefitting Riley Hospital for Children, his 38th victory in 189 NNS races.

This is his eighth victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2010

This is his third victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Indy

Carl Edwards (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in six races at Indy

Aric Almirola, Bayne and Reed Sorenson rounded out the top five

The race featured seven lead changes among four drivers. Cautions slowed the race six times for 36 laps.

NASCAR estimated 40,000 race fans in attendance at Indy

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