Jack Roush confirms Trevor Bayne out of No. 6 in 2019

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Jack Roush confirmed on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Thursday night that Trevor Bayne will not return to the No. 6 in 2019.

In April it was announced that Matt Kenseth would replace Bayne behind the wheel of the No. 6 for select races in 2018. Kenseth’s first race was at Kansas on May 12.

Since then, Bayne has piloted the car six times with a best finish of 11th at Bristol. He is scheduled to run this week at Las Vegas.

“We’re … in negotiations with drivers right now that would drive the 6 car next year,” Roush told Claire B Lang. “I think the decision has been made – and I don’t want to be breaking the story here, but … it’s been announced that Trevor’s not going to be in the car next year.”

Roush did not provide further details about the driver search, saying: “Who it is we’re talking to and how close we are in those negotiations, I’m not … inclined to say, based on the fact that we are negotiating.”

While he would not reveal who is being evaluated for the ride, he has a type of driver in mind.

“I want a driver that can be fast,” Roush said.