Sponsorship extends Baynes schedule

Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, stands on the grid with girlfriend Ashton Clapp during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, stands on the grid with girlfriend Ashton Clapp during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

TALLADEGA, Ala. –For 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, the announcement of Good Sam/Camping World’s sponsorship of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford represents both welcome news and unfinished business.

Wood Brothers Racing announced Saturday that Good Sam/Camping World will sponsor Bayne in four races this season, expanding Bayne’s Sprint Cup schedule from 12 to 16 races. Bayne will race under Good Sam/Camping World colors at the May 19 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte and in Cup points races at Atlanta (Sept. 2), Chicagoland (Sept. 16) and Charlotte (Oct. 13).

Bayne has run three Cup races this season, with a best finish of ninth at Las Vegas. He started the first five Nationwide Series races of the season in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Ford, but a lack of sponsorship curtailed his participation after that.

Bayne was supposed to run the All-Star Race with Good Sam/Camping World last year, but an illness believed to have resulted from a tick bite kept him out of action in May.

“I wound up in the hospital and was really bummed about that,” Bayne said.

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