Knoxville's Trevor Bayne is excited to be racing in front of a Tennessee crowd this weekend at Bristol.
Bayne, 22, will drive in the Nationwide race, scheduled for 2 pm Saturday.
"It seems like teams do better in front of the home crowd for some reason. Even though the noise is the same, when they're pulling for you it helps, so coming home to Bristol makes it really sweet for me to be here and to have a chance to run with a top team for a win. Last year, we qualified on the pole. We were fastest in practice. The race before that we qualified second and ran up front all day, but now I've got to figure out how to win this thing and how to be up front at the end of the day when it matters," said Bayne Friday.
Bayne is currently ranked 8th in the Nationwide championship standings.
He rocketed to the top of his sport with a win at the Daytona 500 in 2011.