Found October 18, 2012 on Athlon Sports:
With Dale Earnhardt Jr. missing last weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway because of a concussion, members of the Backseat Drivers Fan...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on track to race at Martinsville

Dale Earnhardt Jr. suffered a concussion during the 25 car pile up on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway two weekends ago. He was advised not to race last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway; instead Regan Smith took his place in the No.88.Earnhardt Jr. visited the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Tuesday to see how his head was recovering. According to his sister...

Driver wisely sought help when needed

I've had a lot of Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans and other people say, "Wow, I can't believe Junior didn't run" and, "Why didn't he run, he looked fine" after he stepped out of the car for the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway. After looking at the in-car camera after the crash at Talladega, a lot of people commented, "Well,...

Dale Jr. not yet officially cleared

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expected back on the track next weekend at Martinsville Speedway, but he's not yet been officially cleared to race. Team owner Rick Hendrick said Sunday that NASCAR's most popular driver has been headache-free for more than a week, and that tests by a specialist in Pittsburgh showed no lingering issues from two concussions that Earnhardt sustained in...

Sam Hornish, Jr. Hollywood Casino 400 Race Preview

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sam Hornish Jr. hadn’t been behind the wheel of a NASCAR Sprint Cup car for 19 months when he got the call to drive the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge at Daytona back in July. Most agree that Hornish has done a tremendous job and has proven that the hiatus has made him an even more determined competitor in the Cup ranks. That said, it’s easy to understand where he...

Sister: Dale Jr. on schedule to return

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s sister says NASCAR's most popular driver could be back racing next week at Martinsville Speedway.

Earnhardt takes next step in process

Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited a noted concussion specialist in Pittsburgh on Tuesday as part of the planned rehabilitation program to get NASCAR's most popular driver back in a car.

Rain shortens Kansas Speedway test

Rain Wednesday delayed and cut short NASCAR's first full testing session at Kansas Speedway since the track was repaved. The drivers were limited to half of the planned 4-hour session. The testing passed uneventfully after the 2 1/2-hour delay, unlike a tire testing session Aug. 29 in which Dale Earnhardt Jr. hit the wall and sustained a concussion when a tire blew. That, combined...
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