NASCAR Driver Announces He Has Multiple Sclerosis

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NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne revealed publicly for the first time Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.


NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne at the 2013 Johnsonville Sausage 200 Nationwide Series race at Road America.
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The 22-year-old driver was diagnosed in June by doctors at the Mayo Clinic after a serious of seeming random health issues in 2011.

Doctors have cleared Bayne, 22, to compete as scheduled at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, according to a statement by Roush Fenway Racing.

Bayne said he was plans to race a full Nationwide schedule next season and a partial Cup schedule for Wood Brothers.

“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 Championship in 2014.”

Bayne was the youngest driver in NASCAR history to win the Daytona 500 in 2011.

CNN contributed to this story.