RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Chris Buescher is making his first career NASCAR start in place of Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, who remains hospitalized for symptoms believed to be related to an insect bite.
Roush Fenway Racing says Buescher will drive in the Nationwide Series race Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.
Bayne had an apparent reaction earlier this month to an insect bite on his left elbow. He was briefly hospitalized following the April 9 race at Texas Motor Speedway for treatment because he'd experienced numbness in his arm while driving.
Team officials said Bayne was not feeling well this week, and they sent the 20-year-old driver for evaluation.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Iowa 200 - Odds to Win @ Iowa Speedway
Christopher Bell +250
Johnny Sauter +300
Matt Crafton +350
John Hunter Nemecheck +550
Ben Rhodes +600

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Iowa 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets the racing weekend started on Friday night when drivers compete in the Iowa 200....
Thumbnail American Ethanol E15 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to the Midwest this week for the running of the American Ethanol E15 250....
Thumbnail Toyota/Save Mart 350 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series competes on its road course of the season when the drivers take part in the Toyota/Save Mart 350...
Thumbnail FireKeepers Casino 400 Picks The FireKeepers Casino 400 gets underway later this afternoon. Here are some of the drivers we like to contend for today’s...
Thumbnail Drivin' for Linemen 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Serieswill be competing tonight in the Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Here are the drivers we like to contend for the victory.