Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that Trevor Bayne will return to Joe Gibbs Racing for three races throughout the remainder of the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season in the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra. Bayne will make his JGR return this weekend in the Wawa 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, August 25th. The Knoxville, Tennessee native will then kick off the NXS playoffs at his home track, Bristol Motor Speedway, on September 15th and finish out his three-race-deal the following weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, where he won the 2011 O‘Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, on September 23rd.
At just 20 years old, Trevor Bayne famously became the youngest Daytona 500 Champion back in 2011 when he won The Great American Race in just his second NCS start. Outside of his career-defining win back in 2011, the two-and-a-half-mile superspeedway has been good to Bayne over the years as he has scored one top-five, four top-tens, 23 laps led, and a pole throughout his nine NXS starts at the track. Bayne has also made 16 NCS starts at Daytona, where he has accumulated one win, two top-fives, four top-tens, and ten laps led.
Following a six-year hiatus from NXS competition, Bayne made his JGR debut last season where he posted five top-five and seven top-ten finishes, while leading 176 laps and earning an average finish of 8.0 in only nine NXS starts. Bayne has made 161 career NXS starts and has become a fan favorite over the years. The 32-year-old veteran has accumulated two wins, nine poles, 30 top-five, and 80 top-10 finishes. He also has nine seasons of NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) experience, where he left his mark on the sport with his aforementioned Daytona 500 victory.
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