Trevor Bayne On Nationwide Series Pole at Daytona

Trevor Bayne is finally getting the job he deserves…a full-time ride for a quality team. Bayne of course is replacing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in Roush-Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford in the Nationwide Series.

Feb 22, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Trevor Bayne after qualifying for the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Bayne is also picking up right where Stenhouse left…on top! He will take the field down to the green flag in today’s DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race.

He ran a lap of 50.801 seconds at 177.162 miles per hour to out qualify Sam Hornish Jr. who will start on the outside of row one.

“This whole team, I’ve been talking them up all offseason, but that’s because they deserve it,” Bayne said. “This group of guys, they’ve won two championships in a row, and that’s for a reason. Ricky Stenhouse did them a ton of justice and he’s done a great job in that car, but I’m excited to be the guy driving it this year and we’ve started off with a bang here with the pole. It’s not a win yet, but it’s a good start.”

Rounding out the top five is Parker Kligerman, Travis Pastrana, and Austin Dillon.

This is the first race under the new qualifying rules for the Nationwide Series where only forty drivers will make the field. Kurt Busch rounds out the field and will take the green flag from that fortieth position today.

Missing the field is Bobby Gerhart, Morgan Shephard, Dexter Stacey, and Joey Gase.

Click here to see the full starting lineup!

Topics: Daytona International Speedway, DRIVE4COPD 300, NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Trevor Bayne

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