NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

It was announced Tuesday morning that 22-year-old Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 Roush Fenway car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

In a teleconference held earlier today, Bayne indicated that he wanted to make the announcement just to let everyone know about his condition as he moves forward in his young NASCAR career.

Bayne stated that he and the doctors were unsure of a diagnosis and were careful to determine that Bayne had MS as he had no real symptoms of the condition. He went to the Mayo Clinic regularly until they could agree on a diagnosis.

The officials at Mayo Clinic has cleared Bayne to continue racing which Bayne is clearly embracing.

“…The biggest thing we want to figure out is how to keep winning races and championships and keep this thing going.”

Bayne has experienced success in the Nationwide Series and the Sprint Cup Series. He was the winner of the 2011 Daytona 500 at the age of 20 and was the youngest driver in history to win the race. He won the NNS race at Iowa Speedway earlier this season – just a few days after he was married. Bayne has one win and three top tens in three years in the NSCS and two wins, 50 top tens and six poles in his five-year NNS career.

He will drive in the NNS series race this Saturday, Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the last race of the season. He will return to Roush Fenway racing in the NNS in 2014.