I wrote my column today on Trevor Bayne, who has a chance to be a real NASCAR star but has sat out the past month or so of driving because of a mystery illness.
I covered Bayne's memorable Daytona 500 win in February -- at 20, he became the youngest winner in the race's history -- and was extremely impressed with him, as just about everybody was. His combination of talent, giddy enthusiasm, good looks and aw-shucks Southernness bodes very well for him in the future.
That's if he can stay healthy. As I write in the column, I find it disconcerting that doctors never did quite figure out what was wrong with Bayne.
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