Monday, April 11, 2011

Bayne to run all-star race after all

    It looks like this year's surprise Daytona 500 winner will make an appearance in the May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star race after all.

   Representatives from Wood Brothers Racing, sponsor Camping World, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will be on hand for a news conference on Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to announce a two-race sponsorship deal for Trevor Bayne's No. 21 Ford.
   Camping World's Good Sam Club will sponsor Bayne in this weekend Cup race at Talladega and the all-star race at Charlotte, sources confirmed to the Observer and
   Bayne’s win in the 500 guaranteed him eligibility for a chance to win the $1 million top prize in this season’s all-star event, but his Wood Brothers team did not initially have the funding to field the No. 21 in the race.
   While the Wood Brothers did expand their Cup schedule after Bayne’s upset win, the team was not planning to stretch its funds to cover a non-points race.
   The Wood Brothers were already scheduled to run the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, but at this time are not scheduled run the April 30 race at Richmond, Va., which would be the first race they miss this season.