St. Louis: Bayne post-race interview

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing Finishing Position: 3rd How do you feel after tonight's race? "It was just a really enduring race. It was hard for the drivers, it was hard for the team, but Jerry Baxter...

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 3rd

How do you feel after tonight's race?

"It was just a really enduring race. It was hard for the drivers, it was hard for the team, but Jerry Baxter (crew chief) did a great job with the call there to not pit and got us our track position back. We had a strong enough car to be up there and that was the way it was for us in our Out! Pet Car Toyota all weekend. We unloaded fast, in the top three, qualified on the pole and then finished top three so it's a great weekend for us. Can't thank everyone enough for giving us this opportunity. It was a great weekend for us and we're happy to be in the top three."

How important was the call by Jerry Baxter to not pit on the last caution?

"That was a crucial call for us and we had fallen back to eighth. That wasn't because of our car, that was just because of some coincidences that had happened when I got pinched down on the bottom by the 62 (Brendan Gaughan) and that cost us to lose a couple spots. We were coming back, but track position is so important here because you don't have the gear to get off the corners. That was a really great call and it took a lot of guts for Jerry Baxter (crew chief) to do that, to leave us out when everybody was coming down pit road. It paid off for us. We got a top three out of it, we had a strong Out! Pet Care Toyota all weekend. We unloaded top three, stayed top three all through practices, qualified on the pole and then finished top three. Just a really strong weekend for us."

What did you see on the final lap between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski?

"I had a front row view of it for sure. I was just hoping I could get by the 32 (Reed Sorenson) because I figured for sure I would win the race if I got by him because I figured the 60 (Carl Edwards) and 22 (Brad Keselowski) would kind of take care of themselves just by the way turn one and two looked. It was insane from the very beginning of the restart. They went into one and two -- Keselowski overdrove it and slid up the track and it looked like the 22 just overdrove it a couple times and slid up the track and tried to run the 60 up and then the 60 just came down there at the end and got the 22 from what I saw. I was kind of focused on chasing my car through three and four because I overdrove it as well on the last lap. Fortunately, it helped us and we got our first top three. It doesn't really matter how we got it, as long as we got it. I hate it for those guys because they were so dominant all day, but it was just a great run for us."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brendan Gaughan , Carl Edwards , Brad Keselowski , Reed Sorenson