Bayne trying to drum up sponsors
Friday, February 25, 2011; 3:00 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne is still working on finding sponsors for his Sprint Cup and Nationwide cars.
The 20-year-old driver says he'd like to add both races at Talladega, but doesn't have anything lined up. He also says Friday his car would have a lot of open spaces on it this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway because the Wood Brothers are still trying to line up more sponsors.
Bayne is scheduled for 18 Sprint Cup races, but would like a full season. His Nationwide car doesn't have a sponsor.
The youngest driver to win the Daytona 500, Bayne says he's had a chaotic week, including calls from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, TV appearances and meeting actress Pamela Anderson, who told him he reminded her of her son.
Bayne's first post-Daytona weekend didn't start off well.
Early in Friday's practice session at Phoenix, the front end of his No. 21 car locked up, sending him careening into the wall off Turn 3. The practice session was red-flagged as a tow truck came out to take Bayne's car off the track, and the team pulled out his backup from the hauler.