Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 11/2/14
Bristol, Tenn. – Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne used a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s 300-lap Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway to climb one more spot to seventh in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. Bayne’s No. 6 Ecoboost Ford Mustang led early in the race, but the car’s handling tightened throughout the event, with the team settling for the 12th-place finish. “They’re going to go back and check the car and see if there was one little thing that was off or what it was because it just didn’t feel like our race car,” said Bayne. “So we’ve got to go work on that.” An early decision to take just two tires during the second caution of the day helped the No.6 team get to the front. The six-second pit stop pushed the Ford Ecoboost car from eighth place into first. Bayne held the spot for more than a dozen laps before getting hung up in traffic as he lapped slower cars in the field. From there, he fought throughout the day to maintain his position in the top ten and dropped just a couple spots in the end. “This is the first one where we’ve actually struggled,” said Bayne. “Even Daytona… we sat on the pole and ran up front, but just had a part break, but here, this was the first one where the car was ‘off’ a little bit and we could never fix it. It’s frustrating, but we’ll go to California and hopefully be fast there.” Maintaining a respectable spot on the track, and keeping the car in tact at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” earned Bayne and the No.6 team another 33 points. His steady progress through the 2013 season helped him climb from eighth in the standings, up to seventh; 39 points behind the leader. Bayne will roll into Fontana, Calif. next Saturday with Cargill returning as his primary sponsor for the Royal Purple 300. Bayne has five career starts at California Speedway, with a high finish of sixth in 2011.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Panthers coach replaces break-in victims’ Christmas presents

Bruce Arians benches Logan Thomas on Christmas Day

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

WATCH: Kenny Smith pushes Shaq into a Christmas tree

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Quincy Acy ejected for throwing punch at John Wall

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.