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Bayne out, Ryan Truex in No. 99 Nationwide car

Posted on: September 27, 2010 5:14 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2010 5:15 pm
 

Trevor Bayne , considered one of the more promising young drivers in the Nationwide Series, has lost his ride the No. 99 Diamond Waltrip car due to sponsorship issues.

In his first full season in the Nationwide Series, Bayne is seventh in points (second best among the non-Cup contingent) with five top fives and 10 top 10s in 28 starts.

But Bayne had a contract option that was not picked up lat week, which complicated his situation.

"That's what's caused all the turmoil this week," Bayne said after the Dover race in a article on NASCAR.com . "The only reason [the option] wouldn't be exercised -- the biggest thing is just sponsorship. It's not performance; it's not anything except sponsorship -- that's it."

Ryan Truex , younger brother of Martin Truex Jr. , is set to fill the seat at Kansas. With Martin Truex also set to drive in the Nationwide race at Kansas, it will pit the two brother against each other in the series for the first time.

No news on where Bayne may be headed just yet, but with any luck he won't be out of a ride too long.

He's the second Nationwide regular to lose his seat this week as Brian Scott was released by Turner Motorsports. Scott had been driving the No. 11 car for Braun Racing, which was bought out by Turner last week.

Scott, whos is 14th in Nationwide points, is rumored to be talking with Joe Gibbs Racing about a ride.

Category: Auto Racing
Comments

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2010 9:13 pm
 

Bayne out, Ryan Truex in No. 99 Nationwide car

But they are doing that for races that Ryan Truex doesn't run



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2010 9:15 am
 

Bayne out, Ryan Truex in No. 99 Nationwide car

I'm an idiot, it's Ryan Truex, not Martin.  Ignore my rant.  As long as a Cup driver isn't taking Bayne's spot.  I'm happy it's Ryan and they're not just putting Martin Truex in the car.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2010 9:13 am
 

Bayne out, Ryan Truex in No. 99 Nationwide car

It's stuff like this that results in 2010 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Kevin Conway.  Just change the name of the award from the Rookie of the Year award to the "Driver Able to Keep Sponsorship" award.

Sweet, yet another Cup driver in the joke that is the Nationwide Series.  I hope that series goes under.  It's now useless and doesn't serve its intended purpose.



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2010 1:55 am
 

Bayne out, Ryan Truex in No. 99 Nationwide car

How exactly is NASCAR supposed to develop more talent this way?  Hell, the Drive for Diversity program will be a failure with these kind of moves from teams



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2010 1:37 am
 

Bayne out, Ryan Truex in No. 99 Nationwide car

Wow of all owners to drop a driver actually with talent.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2010 7:24 pm
 

Bayne out, Ryan Truex in No. 99 Nationwide car

Wow.  Hope he's not out of a ride for long, he's one of the few NNS drivers who can make a half decent racecar driver. 



Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2010 3:58 pm
 

Bayne out, Ryan Truex in No. 99 Nationwide car

Whoever posted this needs to Spell-Check...


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