Okay, so I'm writing this, infuriated! As you may, or may not know, today Trevor Bayne was released from the #99 Diamond Waltrip Racing Nationwide car, which Martin Truex, Jr. will be driving at Kansas. Saturday at Dover, Trevor started eighth and finished sixth, which was his tenth career top-ten. He was able to rebound from a low of fifteenth back up to ninth within about five laps! That's pretty impressive! He is also 7th in points.
Saturday morning at Dover, Diamond Waltrip Racing told the media that they were unsure of who they were going to be putting in the car next week at Kansas. **When interviewed, Trevor said, "I wish I could see into the future -- that would be a sense I'd love to have," Bayne said, "Right now, I don't know [what's next] and that's the honest truth. We've sat back and there are a lot of things to be thought about -- from their side and from my side. You've got to do what makes business sense and I understand that from their company. With whatever happens, I don't take it personal. It's unfortunate if it doesn't continue -- I'd love to see it continue, but who knows what's going to happen in this next week [because] I think that's when the certain answer will come out." Trevor also said that one of the major issues is sponsorship, not performance. I want to know how they can kick him out of the car for lack of sponsorship, yet they can put Truex in the car.
All I want to know is how they can do this to Trevor now with only a few races to go. I met him on Saturday and he is one of the most personable, sweet, honest people I have ever met and doesn't deserve this! If you take out all of the Cup drivers that were in Saturday's race, Trevor would have won, and this wouldn't have been the first time either.
I personally think that either Kevin Harvick Incorporated or Richard Childress Racing should pick up Trevor for next year. Jack Roush has expressed interest in Trevor for next year. Let's just hope he can get a ride!
Diamond Waltrip Racing, you will be kicking yourselves when Trevor Bayne is the next Kyle Busch!
** quote from nascar.com article