Saturday, August 21, 2010

Diamond-Waltrip Racing - Bristol Post Race

  • Trevor Bayne, No. 99 OUT! Pet Care Toyota Camry - finished sixth - remains eighth in points.

Trevor Bayne Race Summary: No. 99 OUT! Pet Care Toyota driver Trevor Bayne raced his way to a career-best finish of sixth at Bristol Motor Speedway. Before tonight the Diamond-Waltrip Racing drivers best finish at the ’Worlds Fastest Half-Mile’ was 23rd. The Knoxville, Tenn., native started 17th and quickly moved through the field. However, a ill-handling race car, along with some fender damage, forced the No. 99 OUT! Pet Care Toyota to pit road more than his competitors. With just over 50 laps remaining, Bayne restarted 20th but he was able to slice his way to sixth before the checkered flag waved on lap 250. The solid top-10 finish allowed Bayne to remain eight in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship point standings. Next weekend the NNS travel north of the boarder to Montreal for the final road course event of the season.

TREVOR BAYNE, OUT! Pet Care Toyota

• Bayne started 17th and finished sixth

• This was Bayne’s seventh top-10 finish of the season and ninth of his career

• Bayne struggled with and ill-handling race car during the middle part of the race

• Bayne suffered left-front fender damage with just over 50 laps remaining in the race

• Bayne grabbed 13 spots in the closing laps to finish sixth

• In 39 starts, Bayne has four poles, four top-five and nine top-10 finishes

BAYNE QUOTE: “Not bad. We finally got a good finish at Bristol. We got a sixth-place finish. This team has so much momentum. When we finish sixth now we feel like it’s a 15th back in the day. We’re like, ‘Man, we’re so ready to get into the top-three or victory lane.’ It was an awesome Out! Pet Care Toyota today. A little bit tight and that’s what we fought all day. It seemed like we dropped back quite a bit, but we got through the field at the end and got a sixth-place finish.”

NNS Racing Results

• Kyle Busch won the Food City 250, his 40th victory in 193 NNS races

• This is this 10th victory and 17th top-10 finish in 2010. This is his second victory and 10th top10 finish in 13 races at Bristol Motor Speedway

• Jason Leffler (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at BMS

• Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edward rounded out the top five

• The race featured 10 lead changes among six drivers. Cautions slowed the race eight time for 48 laps.

• NASCAR estimated 112,000 race fans in attendance at Bristol

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