Trevor Bayne heartbroken after chaotic Brickyard 400 loss: 'I was kissing the bricks in my head'
Trevor Bayne was 11 laps away from possibly capturing his second NASCAR "Major" Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before chaos ensued.
Bayne, whose only other Cup Series win came at the 2011 Daytona 500, was in perfect position for his second trip to victory lane despite running third when Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch wrecked with 11 laps remaining to bring out the caution.
Attempting to win with a fuel gamble, a caution flag at the 2.5-mile track was the last thing Bayne wanted to see as leaders Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson were in worse fuel-shape than he was.
If the race stayed green, all Bayne had to do was hold off Matt Kenseth to steal a win, but Sunday's Brickyard 400 was no ordinary green-flag race. The contest saw a track-record 14 cautions, including four in the final seven laps, one of which collected Bayne with two laps remaining, knocking him from third place to out of the race.
Although the race didn’t end the way the 26-year-old was hoping it would, he admitted that Roush Fenway Racing can be happy with the fact that it had such a competitive car Sunday. That said, he still wished the day had gone differently. “I say every week, we give it our all, we do everything we can for God’s glory and trust him with the results, whether that’s good or bad,” Bayne said. “Sometimes I don’t really understand, and it hurts.” 「 #TrevorBayne #Roush #RoushFenway #NASCAR #IMS #Heartbreak #Brickyard400 」