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Better news for Bayne

Posted on: April 11, 2011 3:10 pm
By Pete Pistone

Things are looking much brighter for Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne.

Bayne was released from a Charlotte-area hospital after being treated for an insect bite that became inflamed while he was in Texas last week participating the NASCAR Nationwide Series-Sprint Cup Series doubleheader. Bayne checked himself in about 2 a.m. ET Sunday morning when he returned home from Texas and antibiotics seemed to have turned the trick in treating the bite which saw Bayne's elbow swell alarmingly.

There's also good news on the horizon on the sponsorship front which will allow Bayne to compete in both this weekend's Aaron's 499 at Talladega as well as next month's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Camping World and Good Sam Club will team up to back Bayne's No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford in both events with an official announcement coming on Tuesday.

Although he had earned a berth in the all-star event with his Daytona win, the team did not have funding to enter Bayne and was planning to skip the race and focus on the following weekend's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. The new sponsorship will allow the Wood Brothers to shoot for their second win in the prestigious race after Michael Waltrip's victory for the team in 1996.

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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 11:09 pm

Better news for Bayne

NASCAR is going to turn into baseball with certain teams buying all the wins, like the Yankees do.

How is it fair for 1 company to own 4 drivers (that lose but sell hats 88) and sponsor them, and another guy that wins cannot get sponsorship to compete in all the races?

Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 1:31 pm

Better news for Bayne

someone give this kid a full sponsorship. i need it for my fantasy team!

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