After a very dismal 2012, Trevor Bayne looks for a strong 2013. Trevor only started 6 Nationwide races last year and had an average finish of 10th place. On the Sprint Cup side he had 16 stars with an average finish of 22.5 which is not that bad considering the Wood Brothers are not a top team anymore.
Trevor plans on running a full Nationwide Series schedule with Roush Fenway Racing. He is replacing Ricky Stenhouse Jr in the number 6 car. Stenhouse is moving up to the Sprint Cup Series full time. He will also return on the Sprint Cup Series side to drive for the famous Wood Brothers. He will be running a limited schedule again for them. Trevor has hardly made any noise since he won the 2011 Daytona 500. He was sidelined in the 2011 season due to an illness and in 2012 he could not find sponsorship which caused him to run very few races.
Trevor certainly should be happy and looking forward to the 2013 Nationwide Series. You could call it his “comeback season”. He is looking to add multiple wins to that one win he has in the Nationwide Series which came in 2011 at Texas. There is also a rumor going around that Trevor will be racing full time in the Sprint Cup Series for Roush Fenway Racing in 2014, but nothing has been said yet.
If Trevor Bayne wants to be considered a good driver and not a “one race wonder” then this is his last chance to prove it. He has a good ride (the car won two straight Nationwide Championships) and doesn’t have the burden of wondering when or if he will be racing next week to distract him. Don’t be surprised if you see Trevor Bayne win a few Nationwide races this year and maybe make a run for the championship.