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Team owner Rick Hendrick confirmed Sunday that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been cleared to race at Martinsville Speedway next weekend.
Earnhardt was diagnosed with a concussion after a last-lap crash at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 7. The injury followed an earlier crash during testing at Kansas Speedway on Aug. 29, which NASCAR measured at 40 Gs of G-force.
On Oct. 11, Earnhardt announced he was withdrawing from Sprint Cup competition for the next two weeks while he underwent the recovery process.
"They have an ImPact test that they give him and there are certain stages -- I'm not sure, but Dr. (Jerry) Petty has cleared him to come back next week so everything is good," Hendrick said.
Earnhardt was 11th in Sprint Cup points at the time of his announcement. Regan Smith has subbed for Earnhardt in his absence.
Hendrick said Earnhardt was "anxious" to return to competition.
"He came through with flying colors," Hendrick said. "Everything is great. He can't wait to get back in the car. He's really anxious -- and we're anxious to get him back. So, next week he's been cleared to race Martinsville. So we're excited, excited to get him back."
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was cleared Tuesday for this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway after missing the last two weeks to recover from a pair of concussions.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expected back on the track next weekend at
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been medically cleared to race this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this
weekend at Martinsville Speedway after being medically cleared for