Daytona champ treated for bug bite

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, Last Updated: 2:06 PM ET

CONCORD, N.C. -- Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne was treated and released from a Charlotte hospital on Sunday after a reaction from an apparent insect bite on his left elbow.

Bayne suffered the bite while at his home last week.

"Trevor has been treated and released from the hospital and is fine to continue with his daily activities, including driving a race car," Roush Fenway President Steve Newmark said in a team statement. "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 is running a limited Sprint Cup Series schedule for Wood Brothers Racing, in addition to his full-time ride with Roush Fenway Racing in the Nationwide Series this year. He finished 17th in the Sprint Cup race and 13th in the Nationwide event at Texas over the weekend.

He is scheduled to compete in both races at Talladega Superspeedway this coming weekend.

In February, Bayne became the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500. He turned 20 years old the day before NASCAR's most prestigious race of the season.


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