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Smith replaces Bayne in burnout competition

May 19, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service, NASCAR.com

Regan Smith will replace Trevor Bayne in Saturday's Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge, a contest to rate participants' best burnouts.

Bayne and Smith

Joining Smith in the competition are defending champion Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski.

Bayne also was pulled from competing in Saturday's Sprint All-Star Race and the Nationwide Series race at Iowa on Sunday because of ongoing health issues.

Since early April, Bayne, 20, 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, where Bayne underwent exhaustive tests late last month, have not announced a diagnosis.

The winner gets $10,000 to donate to his favorite charity.