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Matt Tifft’s seizures caused by epilepsy: UPDATE

“I wanted to open up and speak personally about my epilepsy story today,” Matt Tifft said as he shared a video statement regarding his diagnosis. He is also donating $7,800 to the National Epilepsy Foundation.

Original post: [Matt] Tifft, whose NASCAR driving career was sidelined after an Oct. 2019 seizure at Martinsville Speedway, needs a ride to work because he’s not allowed to drive.

The co-owner of Live Fast Motorsports must go six months without a seizure before he can seek to drive again in North Carolina. It’s only been about 10 weeks since his last seizure — the seventh he’s had since that morning in Martinsville.

Doctors diagnosed the 24-year-old with epilepsy last January, but it has taken Tifft since then to overcome his anxiety about the brain disorder and talk publicly about the diagnosis.
His driving career on hold because of epilepsy, Matt Tifft became co-owner of the Live Fast Motorsports Cup team with B.J. McLeod. The team will makes its debut in the Feb. 14 Daytona 500. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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