NASCAR: Trevor Bayne to drive No. 6 Roush car in Saturday’s Cup race

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Normally, whenever we see Nationwide Series regular Trevor Bayne drive in a Sprint Cup race, he’s inside the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford.

But for Saturday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bayne will be providing a glimpse of the future as he drives the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford and expands the RFR stable to four cars for the race.

It was announced earlier this season that Bayne would bring the No. 6 back to Sprint Cup full-time for Roush in 2015.

He’ll be joining teammates Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., while Carl Edwards migrates to Joe Gibbs Racing.

For Saturday, Bayne will have sponsorship from Advocare (which will be his primary sponsor in 2015 as well). Serving as crew chief will be veteran Bob Osborne.

According to NASCAR.com, it is unknown if we’ll see Bayne and the No. 6 return to the Cup Series again this year following Saturday.

Bayne, the 2011 Daytona 500 champion, has made nine Cup starts this season for the Wood Brothers with a top finish of 19th at both Texas and Michigan. He’s currently sixth in Nationwide Series points with five Top-5s and 19 Top-10s there.

IMSA results, points, stats package after Sunday at Road America

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Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Team Penske’s first victory this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning at Road America from the pole position Sunday and moving up to sixth in points after finishing no better than seventh in the first three races this season.

The Team Penske No. 7 Acura DPi led a race-high 48  of 63 laps, including the final four after Castroneves seized a restart to take first from Renger van der Zande, who finished second with Ryan Briscoe in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi.

Other class winners at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course were the No. 81 ORECA LMP2 07 of Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in LMP2, the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in GTLM and the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 of Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo in GTD.

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Here are the race stats, points and results from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi standings, the No. 10 Cadillac of Briscoe and van der Zande leads by six points (124-118) over the No. 5 Cadillac of Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais.

The No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor leads the GTLM standings with 130 points, 10 more than the No. 912 Porsche of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

In GTD, the No. 12 Lexus of Bell and Montecalvo moved into the lead by four points (121-117) over AIM Vasser Sullivan teammates Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the No. 14 Lexus.

The No. 38 of Performance Tech Motorsport leads in LMP2.

Click here for the points standings for drivers and teams after Road America.

STATS PACKAGE FOR ROAD AMERICA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes will race Aug. 21-22 at Virginia International Raceway.