Trevor Bayne has waited for his chance to drive full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. That patience will pay off in 2015 when he gets behind the wheel of the No. 6 Ford Fusion at Roush Fenway Racing for the 36 regular season races next season.
With sponsorship coming from AdvoCare the No. 6 car will make it’s return to the Cup Series after last being driven by David Ragan in 2011.
“I’m both excited and humbled to be a part of bringing the No. 6 back to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” said Bayne in a team released statement. “And to be able to make that move with AdvoCare makes it that much more special. They are a true partner that aligns with my foundation and core values in every way. I know the history of the No. 6 and what it means to Jack (Roush) and the entire Roush Fenway organization and our goal is to continue to add to its rich legacy in the sport.”
The No. 6 has a lot of history at Roush Fenway Racing as it was driven by former driver Mark Martin when the organization was starting out in the late 1980s.
“There will always be a special place in my heart for the No. 6,” said Martin. “It’s the number we used when Jack and I first went racing in 1988. There is so much history associated with that number and with the trials and successes that we went through as we helped build RFR into a premiere NASCAR team. I’m very proud of what we were able to accomplish during that time together; a part of me will always be the No. 6, and I’m happy to see it return with Jack, Trevor and AdvoCare next season.”
Bayne was the 2011 winner of the Daytona 500. He has been running the full Nationwide schedule for the two years and has seen limited Cup action behind the wheel of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford.
Currently Bayne is fifth in the Nationwide Series standings with eight top-10’s in ten starts. A season ago he finished sixth in the points while scoring a win at Iowa.
What Bayne’s promotion to the Cup Series means for drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle is unclear at this moment. Both are in the finale years of their deals with RFR.