Former Daytona 500 winner Bayne, 22, diagnosed with MS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. | NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne said Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis and he does not expect it to impact his racing career.
Bayne, who in 2011 became the youngest winner in Daytona 500 history, will still compete as scheduled at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series finales. Bayne’s younger sister, Sarah, also has multiple sclerosis.
“There are currently no symptoms and I’m committed to continuing to take the best care of my body as possible,” Bayne said in a statement. “As for now, I want to close out the season strong this weekend at Homestead and then shift my focus on getting ready to compete for the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Championship in 2014.”
The 22-year-old Bayne was sidelined for five races in 2011 for an illness that led to hospitalization at the Mayo Clinic.