Texas II: Trevor Bayne preview

Bayne Ready for Big Weekend in Texas After a weekend off, Trevor Bayne returns to action this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway for one of the biggest weekends of his young NASCAR career. Bayne will make his third start at Texas Motor Speedway in...

Bayne Ready for Big Weekend in Texas

After a weekend off, Trevor Bayne returns to action this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway for one of the biggest weekends of his young NASCAR career. Bayne will make his third start at Texas Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series, before making his Sprint Cup debut on Sunday.

Double Duty Debut

In addition to his duties in the No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford this weekend, Bayne will make his Sprint Cup debut this weekend, driving the historic Wood Brothers' No. 21 Ford. Bayne will be the fourth driver in NASCAR history to make his Sprint Cup debut at Texas. Adam Petty (2000), Jay Sauter (2002) and Brad Keselowski (2008) all made their Sprint Cup debuts at Texas.

On Texas:

"I think Texas is a great track. It has been a difficult track for me however. The way the banking rolls into turn one has always gotten my car really free there. Then we tend to get tight in the center, so that can make for quite a challenge. Hopefully we won't have that problem with my Roush Fenway Ford this weekend. I like the track, but I just have a lot to learn on the 1.5-mile tracks in general.

"It's going to be a big weekend all around. We are making our first start at Texas for Roush Fenway and of course Roush Fenway has been really strong at Texas over the years. In addition, I'll be making my first Sprint Cup start on Sunday, which is something that I have dreamed about since I was five-years old. I have to thank the Wood Brothers for giving me a chance to drive their car and it means a lot to me to get to be a part of the history of the No. 21 Ford."

Crew Chief Ricky Viers:

"I've always enjoyed racing in Texas. We will be preparing chassis No. 372 which Trevor drove a few weeks ago at California and it was also the car Matt drove to a fifth-place finish in Atlanta. Our goal with Trevor and this No. 17 team over the next three races is not necessarily worrying about how the points shake out, but instead trying to do whatever we can to get to victory lane."

Texas Chassis Selection

Crew chief Rick Viers has selected RK-372 for this weekend in Texas. Bayne drove the car to an 11th-place finish three weeks ago in California. Matt Kenseth used the car in a fifth-place finish earlier this season in Atlanta.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Adam Petty , Trevor Bayne , Brad Keselowski