Team: No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia
Twitter: @Tbayne6, @Bayne6Team and @RoushFenway
Watkins Glen International – Sunday, Aug. 6 at 3:00pm EST. on NBCSN
Bayne at Watkins Glen
Bayne makes his third career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENC) start at Watkins Glen International on Sunday afternoon.
Bayne earned a best finish of ninth in this event in 2016.
In five starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the New York road course, Bayne recorded one top-five and three top-10s with a best finish of fifth coming in 2016.
In 18 combined starts on road courses in the MENCS and the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Bayne has scored one top-five and eight top-10s.
Matt Puccia at Watkins Glen
Puccia will be atop the box for his seventh MENCS event at The Glen on Sunday. In six previous races, Puccia has recorded three top-10s with a best finish of sixth coming in the 2012 MENCS event with former driver Greg Biffle.
This weekend’s MENCS race at Watkins Glen marks a homecoming for New York native Puccia, who hails from Watertown, N.Y., just under three hours away from the famed road course.
Bayne battled a tight-handling condition throughout the MENCS event at Pocono Raceway, ultimately leading to a 20th-place finish.
Bayne on Watkins Glen:
“I’m ready to get back to Watkins Glen this weekend and see what we can do. We got a top-10 here last season and I have all the confidence we can have another solid run this weekend with our AdvoCare Ford. I know that (crew chief) Matt (Puccia) will have a great strategy in place and I know what I need to do to get the job done.”