Bayne Returning To NASCAR In Darlington Truck Race

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Trevor Bayne will make his return to NASCAR competition this weekend at Darlington Raceway. (HHP/Garry Eller Photo)
Trevor Bayne will make his return to NASCAR competition this weekend at Darlington Raceway. (HHP/Garry Eller Photo)

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Trevor Bayne, the 2011 Daytona 500 winner, will return to NASCAR competition this weekend at Darlington Raceway.

Bayne, 29, has joined Niece Motorsports to drive the No. 40 Chevrolet Silverado with sponsorship from Plan B Sales and Proceller in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race Sunday afternoon.

It will be Bayne’s first start in the Truck Series.

“After almost two years of being out of the seat, I’m so excited and grateful for another chance to go racing,” said Bayne.  “The call from Niece Motorsports to get back behind the wheel at Darlington was unexpected and came together really fast.  They have a great group and a lot of potential with their program. I’m looking forward to working with everyone there and going back racing this weekend!”

Bayne has three Cup Series starts at Darlington Raceway, dating back to 2015.  In addition, Bayne made three NASCAR Xfinity Series Series starts at the track.

“I’ve known Trevor for years,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw. “He’s extremely talented and a class act. We are excited to have him behind the wheel at Darlington.”

Bayne last competed in NASCAR at any level in 2018, when he competed in 21 races driving Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford.