By: Toby Christie (DailyPitstop.com)
It’s been a long time coming, but Trevor Bayne finally has a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ride lined up.
In 2015 Bayne will drive the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing according to a team release.
“I’m both excited and humbled to be a part of bringing the No. 6 back to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” said Trevor Bayne. “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 was of course the longtime number for legend Mark Martin, and it was the first number that the Roush Fenway Racing organization used at the Sprint Cup level.
“That number brings back a lot of memories,” said team owner Jack Roush. “It reminds me of all the battles we fought to get to where we are today; the victories and the defeats. Success in NASCAR does not come easy. It comes at a price and requires a great deal of passion, sacrifice, dedication and hard work. To me the No. 6 exemplifies all of that.”
Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500 while driving for the Wood Brothers Racing Team. He recorded the win in just his second career start, and it looked like he would be rocketing to stardom. Then health issues sidetracked him, and he was not able to attract a full-time sponsor.
Finally Bayne gets a chance to prove his mettle.