|Birthdate:||Feb. 19, 1991|
|First Career Cup Race:||Nov. 7, 2010 (Texas)|
|Career Cup Poles:||0|
|Career Cup Wins:||1|
|Best Cup Championship Finish:||22nd – 2016, 2017|
In only his second career NASCAR Cup Series start, Trevor Bayne powered the Wood Brothers’ historic No. 21 Ford to Victory Lane in the 2011 Daytona 500. In the process, Bayne collected Ford Motor Company’s 600th NASCAR win and became the youngest driver in history to win the ‘Super Bowl’ of stock car racing.
Bayne began driving at age five. He raced in go karts for eight years, during which he won three World Championships, over 300 feature wins and 18 State and Track Championships. From there, he moved to the Allison Legacy Race Series, where he notched 14 wins, 19 poles and 30 top-five finishes in 41 starts. He became the series’ National Champion in 2005 and was the youngest top rookie in the series during his rookie year in 2004.
Bayne then transitioned into the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Southern Division where he was the youngest driver to earn the series’ top rookie honors at age 15.
The early success of Bayne’s earned him a driver development deal with Dale Earnhardt Inc. in 2008. He competed in the NASCAR K&N East Series that year and finished fourth in the point standings.
In 2009, Bayne made his debut in the Xfinity Series and ran in 15 races. He finished 32 in the points standings and recorded two top-10 finishes and one pole.
Bayne ran the full Xfinity Series schedule in 2010. The first 28 races were with Michael Waltrip Racing, while the last part of the season were with Roush Fenway Racing after the young driver signed a developmental deal with the team in October. He earned a total of six top fives, 11 top 10s and three poles and led a total of 99 laps en route to a seventh-place finish in the standings.
Bayne also made his first NASCAR Cup Series start that year in the fall with the Wood Brothers at Texas Motor Speedway.
Bayne’s historic Daytona 500 victory came just three months later in February 2011. For 2012, he made 16 starts in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford with a best finish of eighth in the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Bayne also made six starts in the 2012 Xfinity Series, showing a top finish of fourth in Las Vegas.
With two-time Xfinity Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. moving up to the Cup Series in 2013, Bayne took the wheel of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford and drove it to a career-best sixth-place finish in the final Xfinity standings.
He had one win – in June at Iowa Speedway – to go with 20 other top-10 finishes. Bayne also had one pole, for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway … in which he finished only 31st.
Bayne also made 12 starts for the Wood Brothers in the Cup Series in 2013, with a best finish of 15th in June at Michigan International Speedway.
In 2014, Bayne placed sixth again in the Xfinity Series and then transitioned full-time in the Cup Series with Roush Fenway Racing. He finished a career-best 22nd in the 2016 standings and matched that in 2017. Bayne’s best finish in 36 starts was third in the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway. He fell five spots short of qualifying for the post-season playoffs.