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Trevor Bayne made move on own

Updated: October 25, 2011, 11:34 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne says there were no last-minute team orders for him to abandon Jeff Gordon to work with fellow Ford driver Matt Kenseth in the final two laps of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Bayne told ESPN.com on Tuesday that he merely stuck to a plan made earlier in the week to help a Ford team if the opportunity arose and that there was no premeditated plan to hang Gordon, who was in a Chevrolet, out to dry.

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