After returning home to North Carolina from Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne had to check into a hospital after suffering from an unknown insect bite.
Bayne posted a message on his Twitter feed early Sunday morning about his condition. "Not sure if it's a spider bite or a tick bite... But either way I'm in a hospital bed with a needle in my arm," Bayne wrote.
Roush Fenway Racing team confirmed to NASCAR.com that its driver had undergone treatment at Carolinas Medical Center University Hospital in Charlotte after suffering a reaction from apparent insect bite on his left elbow. Bayne suffered the bite last week while at home, the team said. He underwent tests that included blood work to determine the cause of the reaction, and was released.
"Trevor has been treated and released from the hospital and is fine to continue with his daily activities – including driving a racecar," Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark said in a 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 finished 17th Saturday at Texas, his best result since his upset win at Daytona. He is scheduled to compete in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide events this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.