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Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski says doctors have no place in NASCAR. On Friday, Keselowski was asked about NASCAR's new concussion policy which takes effect next season, and he expressed concern over how the doctors will be able to accurately decide whether a potentially concussed driver can race or not. "Doctors don't understand our sport," Keselowski told reporters after his qualifying lap at Martinsville Speedway. "They never have and they never will. Doctors aren't risk-takers. We are. That's what makes our sport what it is and when you get doctors involved, it waters down our sport. "I'm trying to be open-minded to the possibility they can help us, but past experience says no." On Thursday, NASCAR announced it would implement a mandatory baseline test during the preseason, the University of Pittsburgh's ImPACT test, to save for later in case doctors need to evaluate whether a driver has sustained a concussion during a crash. The test doesn't have right or wrong answers, however, it is supposed to give doctors an image on how athletes think and how quickly they make decisions. But Keselowski is still skeptical about the fact that there isn't a set standard associated with the test. "It's just another subjective field for doctors that don't understand our sport," he said. "... This is not the field for doctors. Let them play in their arena and I'll play in mine." Via USA TODAY
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