Trevor Bayne, the surprise winner of the 2011 Daytona 500, has revealed that he has multiple sclerosis. However, he will continue racing, including this weekend's season finale at Homestead.
Shortly after winning the Daytona 500, Bayne began suffering numerous health problems, including numbness in his arm and nausea, that he initially attributed to Lyme disease. But Bayne repeatedly visited the Mayo Clinic for diagnoses, and has received his answer. He learned of the MS diagnosis in June, and revealed it publicly on Tuesday.
''I think MS takes time to diagnose and, as a doctor, you don't want to jump right in and give a diagnosis to somebody,'' Bayne said in a press conference. ''I think a smart doctor is going to continue to do things. Obviously, it's a different kind of condition than something where you can just see it immediately, so over time they just evaluate you and the doctors just run a bunch of different tests.''
Bayne has not exhibited symptoms of the disease, andRead More »from Trevor Bayne reveals he has MS, will continue racing