Saturday, July 10, 2010

Trevor Bayne Chicagoland Race Report

Trevor Bayne, No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry - finished 32nd - now 11th in points.

Trevor Bayne Race Summary: Late-race contact with another car then a cut tire ruined No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Trevor Bayne’s bid for another good finish on Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. The Diamond-Waltrip Racing Camry started the NASCAR Nationwide Series race third. Despite suffering from a tight-handling car, Bayne raced in the top 10 for the majority of the race. Bayne, Steven Wallace and Justin Allgaier raced hard with each other in the final laps before Allgaier made contact and cut the No. 99’s left-front tire.

With just three laps remaining, the cut tire disintegrated and Bayne slammed the outside wall ending his race and leaving him with a 32nd–place finish. Bayne is 11th in points as the Nationwide Series travels to St. Louis for Saturday night’s race.

TREVOR BAYNE, Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota

• Bayne qualified third—his third top three starting spot of the season

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

• A key caution flag flew on lap 140 with the leader just 10 cars back allowing Bayne to stay on lead lap

• Bayne suffered major damage after contact with the wall on lap 197 and was unable to return to the race

• Raced in and around the top 10 for the majority of the race

BAYNE QUOTE: “We were going to have a pretty decent finish tonight. We fought a tight-handling race car for most of the race but Jerry Baxter was able to give me a pretty good Aaron's Dream Machine when it counted. I was racing Steven Wallace and Justin Allgaier decide to take it three wide and slide into us and cut our tire. I tried to nurse it home but the tire blew and I hit the outside wall hard. It just stinks for all the guys on the team that work so hard each week. I just feel like this happens to us each week. We have a good run and something happens right at the end of the race and we don't get the finishes we deserve.”

NNS Racing Results

• Kyle Busch won the Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola, his 37th victory in 188 NNS races

• With the victory, Busch takes sole possession of second place on the all-time series wins list. Mark Martin is the all-time wins leader with 48.

• Joey Logano (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Chicagoland Speedway

• Brian Scott, David Reutimann and Jason Leffler rounded out the top five

• The race featured 14 lead changes among seven drivers. Cautions slowed the race five times for 20 laps.

• NASCAR estimated 57,500 race fans in attendance at Chicago

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