Bayne Enters for Bristol's Nationwide
Trevor Bayne has been entered for Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The No. 60 Ford was added to the Nationwide Series entry list on Tuesday (Bristol Entry List).
Bayne finished fourth at Las Vegas, and is currently fourth in the points. However, all of Bayne's races in 2012 have been run without sponsorship -- and the Las Vegas race was scheduled to be his last guaranteed Nationwide start this season.
However, Roush Fenway Racing officials apparently had a change of heart and have confirmed that Bayne will be going to Bristol. The entry was approved by NASCAR competition before the weekly deadline, allowing Bayne to receive any points he might earn in Saturday's event.
The 21-year-old native of Knoxville, Tenn., is currently planning to run approximately 19 races between his Cup deal with the Wood Brothers and his Nationwide schedule for Jack Roush.
However, Bayne is not alone at RFR when it comes down to needing to find sponsorship. Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has just two partial-season sponsors and Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth has primary sponsors lined up for only about half of the 36-race Cup schedule.