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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Roush Fenway drivers Trevor Bayne and Travis Pastrana finished fourth and 10th respectively in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The finishes marked the 31st and 32nd NNS top-10 finishes in 42 series starts at LVMS for RFR.
Trevor Bayne started second and led 21 laps early, before making contact with the outside wall on lap 88 after getting hit by the No. 32. Still, the team furiously battled back to a top-five finish.
“These guys never got down on me all day,” said Bayne. “They built me a racecar that should be sitting in victory lane, but still we are sitting here in fourth and I’m so thankful to have racecars that are so fast. These guys never gave up and we got the World Financial Ford back inside the top-five.”
Pastrana started the race 31st after rain forced the cancellation of Friday’s qualifying. Exhibiting the poise of a veteran, he patiently maneuvered his way through the field for his second top-10 finish in three races in 2013.
The Nationwide Series returns to action next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Roush Fenway has won five times in Nationwide Series action.
RFR and the Sprint Cup Series return to action for tomorrow’s 400-mile Sprint Cup event. The race is set for 3:00 p.m. EDT and will be televised live on FOX.
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The NASCAR Nationwide Series is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Sam’s Town 300.
With rain taking its toll on the track qualifying for the race was cancelled, with the field being set by 2012 points. That move gives Brian Vickers the pole position with Trevor Bayne starting second.
The races green flag start time is scheduled for 4:31 p.m EST (1:31 p.m. local)...
Las Vegas, Nev. – An early run-in with the wall at Las Vegas Motor Speedway could not stop Roush Fenway’s Trevor Bayne from picking off one driver after the next to finish fourth in Saturday’s 300-mile Nationwide Series race at the 1-5 mile track. The No.6 WFG (World Financial Group) Ford Mustang held the top spot for 21 laps early, before being forced into the wall by the...
LAS VEGAS – World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG), a business unit of Transamerica, has joined forces with NASCAR-series championship team Roush Fenway Racing to sponsor Trevor Bayne in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2013. Bayne will race the WFG and Transamerica sponsored No. 6 Ford Mustang in the Sam’s Town 300 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9 and in the Great...
Trevor Bayne in the Sam’s Town 300
o Three previous Nationwide races in Las Vegas:
2010 – started 18th, finished 6th
2011 – started 7th, finished 5th
2012 – started 14th, finished 4th
o Ranks as the “strongest passer” in Las Vegas by averaging 51.3 quality passes per race (as defined by passing a car in top 15 under green flag)
o Fourth strongest “closer” by gaining...
Sam Hornish, Jr. led 114 of the 200 laps Saturday afternoon and captured the Sam’s Town 300 from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Fellow Ford Racing driver Trevor Bayne placed fourth and Bayne’s teammate Travis Pastrana finished in 10th place. Reed Sorenson (16th) and Brad Keselowski (37th) were the other Ford drivers in the field. Below is post-race reaction from some of those...