Trevor Bayne will work with Wood Brothers Racing at the start of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season. Bayne made one start for the team last season, finishing 17th at the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Bill Elliott, who competed for the team last season, will move over to Phoenix Racing’s No. 09 Chevy for the first five races of 2011, in hopes of helping the team get into the top 35 in owner’s points.
Update: Phoenix Racing owner James Finch said that he had no plans to put Bill Elliott in his No. 09 Sprint Cup entry next season, according to Jayski. He said that the first he heard anything about it was when he read about it last week.
Meanwhile, Wood Brothers Racing indicated that Elliott would be driving its No. 21 Ford next season in a limited schedule.