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Trevor Bayne hospitalized; will not race in Richmond

Trevor Bayne
Trevor Bayne

Roush Fenway Racing reports that NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Trevor Bayne has been hospitalized to undergo tests for symptoms thought to be related to the insect bite which he was treated for earlier this month. Because of this, he will not race in this weekend's Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

"Trevor was not feeling well early this week and he is currently being evaluated for lingering symptoms that may be related to his previous insect bite," said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark.

"Obviously Trevor wanted to be in Richmond and he's upset about not being able to compete. However, his health is our top priority and we insisted that he have these tests to get to the bottom of his symptoms," added Newmark. "We will work to provide you with further updates as they become available."


The 20-year old driver was treated and released earlier this month after a reaction from an apparent insect bite on his left elbow that he suffered earlier that week while at home in North Carolina.


It was announced midday Thursday that Bayne will be replaced by ARCA driver Chris Buescher.