After three-plus seasons behind the wheel of the No. 6 Ford Fusion, Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN) will mark Trevor Bayne’s last scheduled start for Roush Fenway Racing.
The driver, who shocked the world in 2011 by winning the Daytona 500 in just his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start, commented on Instagram on Friday evening about his final race for his longtime organization.
Heading into Sunday, Bayne had amassed 16 top 10 finishes across 186 starts at NASCAR’s top level. After driving part-time for Wood Brothers Racing from 2010-14 — including his win in the “Great American Race” — the now-27-year-old joined RFR in 2015 and had been driving the No. 6 full time before sharing it with veteran Matt Kenseth this season.
Roush Fenway Racing announced last month that Ryan Newman, current driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, would drive the No. 6 in 2019.
Bayne has not announced any future plans at this time.
Team Penske driver and Ford stablemate Brad Keselowski sent Bayne some words of encouragement, as well.
I hope you enjoy every minute of this weekend and even more the beautiful family you’ll always have to go home to after racing. 😊👍🏻👍🏻
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) November 2, 2018