Daytona History: Roush Fenway Teammates Biffle and Bayne Share a Common Daytona Bond
CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2016) – Roush Fenway Racing drivers Greg Biffle and Trevor Bayne share a unique bond, as each driver scored his first win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) at the famed Daytona International Speedway.
Biffle, in his rookie season in the NSCS at Roush Fenway, captured his first victory in the series on July 5, 2003 at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. After starting 30th, Biffle found his way to the front, leading the final 21 laps to take his first NSCS checkered flag.
In just his second start in the NSCS, piloting the No. 21 Ford for the Wood Brothers, Bayne advanced from a 32nd starting position and led the final six laps to earn his first career NSCS victory in the Great American Race on February 20, 2011. Bayne took the checkered flag just one day after his 20th birthday, making him the youngest Daytona 500 winner of all time, a record which still stands.
In 192 NSCS starts at Daytona International Speedway, Roush Fenway has six wins, two of which are Daytona 500 victories. The organization also boasts four poles, 36 top-fives, and 69 top-10s.
While Bayne chases his second Daytona 500 victory in the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford, Roush Fenway teammates Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. are seeking their first Daytona 500 wins in the No. 16 KFC Nashville Hot Ford and the No. 17 Fastenal Ford, respectively.
The NSCS will take the green flag in the Great American Race on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. ET, airing on FOX. Fans can listen to the broadcast on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series competition with drivers Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne, Ryan Reed, Chris Buescher and Bubba Wallace. Now in its 29th season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. Off-track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning digital and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.