Last year, Trevor Bayne and Roush Fenway Racing rolled out an awesome Mark Martin paint scheme for the Southern 500. This season, the team isn’t changing much to stick with the what’s working with another throwback from Martin’s tenure with RFR.
This time around, Bayne will run a livery that Martin ran from the 1996-97 seasons. The No. 6 AdvoCare Ford has a clean look that doesn’t waver far from the original.
Pulling the cover off pic.twitter.com/ZtMN9MuA5s
— Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) April 26, 2016
Bayne finished fifth at Bristol, his best finish with Roush Fenway, and has four top-20 results this season. In his lone start at Darlington at the Sprint Cup level, Bayne finished 35th.
“It’s an honor any time you are mentioned alongside Mark Martin,” Bayne said in a team press release. “He obviously contributed a lot to Roush Fenway and this organization, so to carry a paint scheme that he ran for the second year in a row is really cool. Our team has been working really hard and running well this season, so I’m hopeful that we can make Mark proud.”
— Ford Performance (@FordPerformance) April 26, 2016
I approve. One of my favorites. pic.twitter.com/wJWKGqre55
— Mark Martin (@markmartin) April 26, 2016
Martin had a combined nine wins and 20 top-five finishes during the 1996-97 seasons. He also captured two victories at Darlington over his career. The last two seasons have been forgettable ones for Roush, but hopefully this scheme will bring back success for the team at one of NASCAR’s signature tracks.
“It’s going to be really cool to see that car on the track again at Darlington,” Martin said. “It’s always been one of my favorite paint schemes and we had a lot of good times taking that car to victory lane and leading a lot of laps during that time. I look at it as a tribute to all the guys that put the hard work in on those cars and gave us the opportunity to go out and compete each week.”