NASCAR racer Trevor Bayne has revealed that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Associated Press reports that the 22-year-old made visits to the Mayo Clinic periodically over the last two years after being sidelined for five months. Doctors confirmed in June that he had multiple sclerosis, a condition that is first detected by nausea, fatigue, double vision and numbness in parts of the body.
Bayne became the youngest Daytona 500 winner when he won it in 2011 at age 20. The NASCAR hotshot is expected to compete at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series finales.
The racer said that he needed time to process the fact that he had multiple sclerosis after the June diagnosis. He decided to make his diagnosis public after realizing that he was fine with it.