Concord, N.C. (September 19, 2012) – 2011 Daytona 500 Champion Trevor Bayne is participating in a different form of racing these days. Since Bayne’s NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup schedule has been scaled back in 2012, the Knoxville native has taken to the dirt tracks around the country for a little late-model racing. Bayne, with the assistance of a team from Chattanooga and a few local partners already fielded an entry in a race at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap Tennessee during Bristol race weekend, and is scheduled to run at the “Hornet’s Nest” at Talladega and the dirt track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October. Bayne spent the bulk of his early racing career on asphalt, but views dirt racing as an opportunity to stay sharp and have some fun while not in a stock car.
“Running on dirt is a challenge for me,” said Bayne. “I have always wanted to do it but never had time to really take it seriously. Every time I go to a dirt race I wished I was out there competing in the event and now I have an opportunity to run a few races. It’s a fun hobby to have as long as it doesn’t interfere with my day job.”
Bayne will return to action in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford at Talladega Sunday, October 7
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