Bayne An All-Star Scratch
The surprise winner of this year’s Daytona 500 will not drive in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
Roush Fenway Racing and the Wood Brothers have decided to withhold Trevor Bayne from all competition this weekend, including Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway and Saturday night’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Although we would like for Trevor to be on the track this weekend, we want to make sure that he is fully back to prime condition before he goes out to compete with the best drivers in the world,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark.
Bayne came down with an undisclosed illness and has under gone medical treatment. He has spent time at the Mayo Clinic for symptoms that included blurred vision.
“He has been undergoing tests and out of his routine for almost a month now. With that disruption in his schedule, he has not been able to take part in our daily training activities and he’s going to need a little more time to get acclimated to the strenuous demands of a NASCAR racing schedule,” added Newmark. “Obviously we would love to have him back out on the track, but we are not prepared to do that until we are sure that he’s 100 percent. His symptoms have improved tremendously, but we’re still not all the way back to where we want to be.”
“We knew all along that there was not a timetable for his return,” said Eddie Wood, co-owner of Wood Brothers Racing. “We knew it would be a process and we continue to work towards his return. Trevor really wants to be back, and we remain hopeful that we’ll have him competing again soon.”
Neither the Roush Fenway No. 16 Nationwide Series entry, nor the Wood Brothers No. 21 Sprint Cup entry, will participate in the NASCAR races this weekend. The Wood Brothers, however, do intend to participate in the Pit Crew Challenge this evening.No Comment