Dallas Motorsports: Trevor Bayne
February, 21, 2011
After his stunning Daytona 500 victory, Trevor Bayne has expanded his Sprint Cup schedule and will race in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9.
The Wood Brothers, owners of the No. 21 car that Bayne drove to his historic victory Sunday, opted to expand the rookie's partial Cup schedule to the first seven races of the season, with the the TMS stop being the last of that plan.
Bayne, who turned 20 on Saturday, will do double duty in Fort Worth, also competing April 8 in the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.
Bayne is running a full-time Nationwide schedule for Roush-Fenway Racing. He can only compete for the championship in one of the series because of NASCAR rules and probably won't change his plan to go for the Nationwide title.
The Daytona 500 was Bayne's second Sprint Cup start. His debut came Nov. 7 in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, where he started 28th and finished 17th.