Roush driver Bayne sharing races but says he's healthy
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) —
Trevor Bayne says his multiple sclerosis isn't a factor in the former Daytona 500 winner sharing some of his races to Matt Kenseth.
Kenseth was hired by Roush Fenway Racing this week to split races in the No. 6 Ford with Bayne. The two-Time Daytona 500 winner has been tasked with mentoring Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., while helping Roush get back to a consistently competitive level.
Bayne is scheduled to race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. He took no questions on Friday but made a statement outside his Roush hauler to address the Kenseth hiring, which amounts to a demotion.
He assured reporters that he's "100 percent" healthy, adding that: "I am as fit physically, mentally and spiritually as I have ever been to do my job well."