Roush driver Bayne sharing races but says he's healthy

NEWTON, IA - AUGUST 01: Trevor Bayne, driver of the #6 AdvoCare Ford, gets in his car during practice for the U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by New Holland at Iowa Speedway on August 1, 2014 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

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."

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