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Roush Fenway Racing Signs Bayne To Drive N’Wide Car

[1]Roush Fenway Racing announced that the team has signed Trevor Bayne to drive its No. 17 Nationwide Series car starting at this weekend’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.

Bayne, who was released by Diamond Waltrip Racing [2] due to a lack of funding, and currently sits seventh in points, will drive one of Roush’s Fords for the remainder of the season. He will also drive a Roush Ford in 2011.

Bayne is also a candidate to drive Richard Petty Motorsport’s No. 19 in 2011.

Jack Roush said:

We are pleased to be able to sign a driver of both Trevor’s caliber and character. Trevor has exhibited a distinctive ability to run fast, up front and compete side by side with veteran drivers in a relatively short amount of time. We feel that he possesses all of the tools necessary to grow into a top-level driver and we look forward to working with him to hone his skills as we move forward down the road.