Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne finished eighth in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, gaining two points on NNS point leader Regan Smith.
“At the beginning we were really fast,” Bayne said.” We drove from 17th to seventh and I was like, ‘Holy smokes, we’re gonna have a shot at winning this thing.’ From there I just lost all of my side bite. Everybody else seemed to tighten their cars up and get better. We were making adjustments, but we just didn’t have the side bite that we needed here today.”
Roush Fenway rookie Ryan Reed finished 15th at Las Vegas, battling a loose car throughout the race.
“It was a long day,” Reed said. “We battled a super loose race car, especially in traffic. The goal today, after the last couple of weeks, was to keep all the fenders on it and we accomplished that mission. We’re not a 15th-place team and I think that we’ll continually show that throughout the year, but this is race number three and we’ve got a long way to go in this season. We’ll keep plugging away at it. Roush Fenway is building some fast Ford Mustangs and I know we’ll be up there soon.”
Roush Fenway’s Chris Buescher finished ninth in the race.
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