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Fans can sign 'Get well' card for Bayne

May 06, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service, NASCAR.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Nationwide Insurance is giving fans an opportunity express their support for Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, who was released from the Mayo Clinic on Thursday after extensive testing.

At the Nationwide booth at Darlington Raceway is a giant "Get well" card that fans could sign from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Friday and Saturday. Once the oversized poster is filled with encouraging comments, Nationwide will provide rolls of paper for additional well-wishes.

Since early April, Bayne has been treated for nausea, swelling, numbness and impaired vision. The cause of his medical issues was thought to be an insect, tick or spider bite, but doctors at the Mayo Clinic have not announced a diagnosis.

Chris Buescher has taken Bayne's place in the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford for two Nationwide races -- at Richmond last week and Friday at Darlington.

Team owner Jack Roush said Friday he hopes Bayne will be back in the car at Dover next weekend. Bayne's next scheduled start for the Wood Brothers in the Sprint Cup Series is the May 21 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte, but no decision has been made about his return to competition.