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Heading into 2018, Trevor Bayne will remain with the same primary sponsor, but his No. 6 Ford will look slightly different.
Bayne’s ride will still carry the logo of AdvoCare, his primary sponsor, across the hood of the car, but the paint scheme will be done primarily in black according to motorsport.com. It’s almost reminiscent of Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s No. 3 Chevrolet from the 90’s.
“This new paint scheme is pretty awesome,” Bayne said in a statement. “If you look through history a lot of the great drivers have driven black race cars as their primary scheme and I am pretty excited to have one as well going into 2018.”
“I think this new look by AdvoCare is really great and shows that we mean business every time we head out onto the race track,” added Bayne. “This scheme just makes me even more excited about getting back behind the wheel in 2018.”
Mark Martin drove a primarily black No. 6 for the team as recently as 2005, but it’s been more than a decade since Roush Fenway had a black car on the track.
“It is really cool to have the No. 6 Ford black again for Roush Fenway,” Bayne said. “I know that Mark ran really well in these colors and hopefully we can replicate that same success next season.”
In 2017, Bayne’s best finish was third place at Talladega in the fall. Hopefully with the new look in 2018, he can capture a few checkered flags.