Saturday, August 07, 2010

Diamond-Waltrip Racing - Watkins Glen International Post Race

Trevor Bayne, No. 99 OUT! Pet Care Toyota Camry - finished 29th - now eighth in points.

Trevor Bayne Race Summary: No. 99 OUT! Pet Care Toyota driver Trevor Bayne ended his string of top-five finishes after being involved in a multi-car incident on lap 25 and finished 29th. The 19-year-old driver started the 82-lap event in 19th and maintained that position until he hit pit road for green flag pit stops on lap 18. The first caution flag flew on lap 19 and several teams opted to hit pit road for service. The Knoxville, Tenn., native stayed on the racing surface and restarted 13th on lap 23. Unfortunately, on the restart a big pile-up occurred in front of the No. 99 Toyota and Bayne had no where to go. The OUT! Pet Care Toyota received major damage and was forced to the garage for an extended period of time. The team returned to the track 22 laps down, but worked to maintain the eighth position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. Next week the NNS travels to Michigan for it’s second new Nationwide car race on the NNS schedule.

TREVOR BAYNE, OUT! Pet Care Toyota
• Started 19th, finished 29th
• Moved up to 13th before being involved in and incident on lap 23
• After approximately 25 minutes in the garage Bayne returned to the track 33rd, 22 laps down to the leaders
• After returning to track Bayne ran lap times just as fast as the top 10
• Bayne remains eighth in the NNS point standings

BAYNE QUOTES: “The track closed off. The 38 (Jason Leffler) bounced off the guardrail and got us. I saw the 16 (Colin Braun) spinning forever and I tried to check up and there were cars all behind us, so I veered to the left and as soon as I did the 38 bounced off the guardrail and caught us in the left rear, spun us around, put us in the guardrail. Nowhere for anybody to go. I told somebody earlier that I could’ve let go of the steering wheel and had about the same chance of getting through the crash because there was no way you could do anything to get through it no matter what you did. I hate it for this OUT! Pet Care Toyota, but we’ll see if we can get back out on the track.”

NNS Racing Results
• JTG-Daugherty’s Marcos Ambrose won the ZIPPO 200 at The Glen, his third victory in 73 NNS races
• This is his third consecutive victory at Watkins Glen. Terry Labonte is the only other driver to win three consecutive races at The Glen (1994-96)
• This is his third victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Watkins Glen
• Joey Logano (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Watkins Glen
• The race featured three lead changes among three drivers. Cautions slowed the race four time for 10 laps.
• NASCAR estimated 40,000 race fans in attendance at Watkins Glen

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