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Sunday, April 10, 2011
Trevor Bayne released from hospital

By David Newton
ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was released from a North Carolina hospital after being treated for severe swelling in his left elbow from an apparent insect bite.

"Trevor has been treated and released from the hospital and is fine to continue with his daily activities -- including driving a race car," said Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark in a release. "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."

A spokesperson from Roush Fenway said the swelling began last weekend.

The swelling went down early in the week, but after it returned midweek with a rash, Bayne was convinced following Saturday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway to undergo tests to determine the cause.

The condition that has Bayne's elbow swollen twice its normal size did not impact his performance at Texas. The 20-year-old driver finished 17th, his best since Daytona.

Bayne is scheduled to compete in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.

David Newton covers NASCAR for ESPN.com.