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May 30, 2014 3:05 PM

Stalking The Points Leader | Trevor Baynes Dover Advance

ADVANCE NOTES

Bayne at Dover International Speedway

  • Trevor Bayne will make his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Dover (Del.) International Speedway this Saturday. In five previous starts at the one-mile oval, Bayne has recorded one top-five finish and four top-10s. 
  • Bayne’s average finish of 10.8 at Dover ranks sixth among all tracks that he has competed at in the NNS, trailing only Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (9.8), Mid-Ohio (9.0), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (8.0), Homestead-Miami Speedway (7.0) and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (5.4).  
  • Bayne’s four top-10 finishes at Dover is tied for third all-time at tracks he has competed at in the NNS. Dover is currently tied with Iowa Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and trails Phoenix International Raceway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he has recorded five top-10 finishes.
  • In the past 18 NNS races held at Dover International Speedway, Bayne’s average running position ranks fifth overall with an average position of 9.14. Bayne also ranks seventh in driver rating (94.9), seventh in speed on restarts (140.75 mph), eighth in fastest laps late in a run (143.91 mph), eighth in green flag speed (144.65 mph) and 10th in laps run inside the top 15 (877), according to NASCAR’s loop data statistics.

The Car

  • The No.6 AdvoCare team will race chassis RK-819 on Saturday afternoon in Dover. This chassis previously raced twice this year, recording finishes of eighth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and ninth at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, respectively. 

Recapping Charlotte

  • Bayne ran inside the top 10 throughout the majority of the 300-mile event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, improving seven positions from his 16th-place starting position to come home with a ninth-place finish. With the result, Bayne now ranks fourth in the championship standings, trailing leader Regan Smith by 35 points. 

QUOTE WORTHY

Bayne on racing at Dover International Speedway: 

“I’m excited to be heading to Dover this weekend. It’s a fast, tough track that really pushes you to your limits. We’ve run well there in the past and I’m confident that Chad (Norris) and the guys will give me a strong No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang this weekend that will allow us to improve on our fourth-place finish here last year.” 

Crew Chief Chad Norris on Dover:

“When you race at Dover you’ve got to be ready for anything. Whether it’s the transition from the corners to the straightaways or how difficult the entry to pit road is, anything can happen. But with Trevor’s recent history here we feel like we have a great chance to get this No. 6 AdvoCare Mustang up front this weekend.”  

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