CHARLOTTE, NC – Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was treated and released Sunday from Carolina Medical Center University Hospital in Charlotte after a reaction from an apparent insect bite. The 20-year old driver of the Wood Brothers #21 car suffered the bite on his left elbow last week while at home.
Bayne went to the emergency room early Sunday morning after flying home on the Roush-Fenway team plane from Saturday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway. He posted on Twitter, "Not sure if its a spider bite or a tick bite."
"Trevor has been treated and released from the hospital and is fine to continue with his daily activities - including driving a race car," said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark. "Doctors are still waiting for the test results to determine for sure what caused the reaction, but Trevor has been treated, is at home and he is doing fine."
Bayne competed in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend. He is scheduled to compete in both events this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.