Friday, June 9, 2023

Trevor Bayne on Standby For Kyle Busch at Darlington and Kansas

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Trevor Bayne, seen here at Atlanta earlier this season, will be the standby driver for Kyle Busch at Darlington and Kansas as Busch awaits the birth of his second child. Photo credit: Jonathan McCoy /

Trevor Bayne, who last competed in the NASCAR Cup Series back in 2018, will be on standby for Kyle Busch this weekend at Darlington Raceway and next weekend at Kansas Speedway, as Busch awaits the arrival of his second child, which will come by way of a surrogate.

A Joe Gibbs Racing representative confirmed Bayne being on standby to Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports had the first report of Bayne being the standby driver.

Busch, 37, has a win this season and sits fourth in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings. Busch, who will see his current contract expire following the 2022 season, has been in contract negotiations with Joe Gibbs Racing this season.

Bayne, 31, was hired by Joe Gibbs Racing as one of the many drivers behind the wheel of the organization’s No. 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series ride for this season. In three starts this season, Bayne has scored a pole and two top-five finishes for JGR.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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