NASCAR driver diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Trevor Bayne (Getty Images)

Trevor Bayne (Getty Images)

NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  The 22 year-old said that he has undergone extensive testing at the Mayo Clinic and has been cleared by doctors and NASCAR to compete behind the wheel.

“I’ve never been more driven to compete,” said Bayne in a press release. “My goals are the same as they’ve been since I started racing. I want to compete at the highest level and I want to win races and championships. I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in and I feel good,” added Bayne. “There are currently no symptoms and I’m committed to continuing to take the best care of my body as possible. I will continue to trust in God daily and know that His plan for me is what is best.”

Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500 becoming the youngest driver to do so; he currently competes for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide series. MORE>>>

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