NASCAR driver dominates in first start in the series.
Trevor Bayne, driver of the AdvoCare Ford Fusion for Cunningham Motorsports, led 42 laps en route to his first career ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards victory at Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon.
“I’m so excited to get AdvoCare to Victory Lane,” said Bayne after the race. “I want to thank everyone at Cunningham Motorsports and Roush Fenway Racing for helping make this happen. This AdvoCare Ford was so strong all race long and I’m very, very happy that we were able to get the checkered flag here in Pocono.”
Bayne took the green flag from pole position for the 80-lap event at Pocono Raceway but didn’t take the lead for the first time until the eighth lap of the race, where he proceeded to drive away from the field. Bayne would maintain the race lead until he and crew chief Paul Andrews decided to come to pit road during a Lap 17 caution period for fuel only.
Restarting in 11th on Lap 21, the Knoxville, Tenn. native only needed two laps to rejoin the top-five and 14 laps to retake the race lead. Bayne would not give up the race lead again except for during two visits to pit road and would ultimately go on to earn his first career ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards victory in his first career start in the series.