Bayne Leads Roush Fenway with Top-10 at Daytona 500

Bayne Leads Roush Fenway with Top-10 at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2017) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne overcame getting caught up in multiple accidents to lead Roush Fenway with a 10th-place finish in Sunday’s famed Daytona 500 NASCAR season opener. His teammate, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was not as fortunate, being relegated to a 31st-place finish after getting caught up in a mid-race multi-car accident.


“What a day,” said Bayne after a wild race that saw only two dozen cars running at race end. “The first-half was pretty calm. I was cruising in the back waiting for all the wrecks to happen and they didn’t. Then I got caught up with the 48; I’m spinning and trying to hang on to it, and did. A few laps later we were running in the middle again and somebody hit me in the right rear. It was just nuts. It was like a pinball for a few laps. But at the end of the day we had a good finish, a top 10 finish at Daytona. Overall, we had a really strong car all Speedweeks. This Advocare Ford was really fast.”

The finish was Roush Fenway’s 35th top-10 finish in 30 season’s of racing the Daytona 500. It was Bayne’s first top-10 in the ‘Great American Race’ since winning the event in 2011. More info to come at www.roushfenway.com.

The finish capped off a Daytona Speedweeks that saw driver Ryan Reed score Roush Fenway’s 10th Daytona win in Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener.

Roush Fenway Racing and NASCAR return to action next weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.