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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 Kelley Earnhardt, who accompanied him to the medical facility along with Jr.’s girlfriend Amy Reimann and Dr. Jerry Petty she said that Dale is progressing as planned and if he continues to he should be back in his No.88 Chevrolet by Martinsville. She updated all of Jr. Nation on the Jr. Nation website:“Dale has been following the doctor’s orders to rest up. The doctor did relax his orders a little last week and allowed him to watch some television and play a little video games. He’s not suppose to “stress” his brain, LOL. We spent the day Tuesday in Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center...

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...

Backseat Drivers Fan Council

With Dale Earnhardt Jr. missing last weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway because of a concussion, members of the Backseat Drivers Fan...

Allmendinger to drive for Phoenix again at Kansas

AJ Allmendinger will get another start with Phoenix Racing this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Phoenix general manager Steve Barkdoll said Monday the team was pleased with Allmendinger's performance at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He finished 24th in Saturday night's race in his first start since failing a random drug test in July. Phoenix had planned to use Regan Smith, but...

RotoWire NASCAR Barometer Kansas

The news of the weekend was the absence of one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship contenders. Dale Earnhardt Jr. suffered his second concussion in short succession two weeks ago at Talladega Superspeedway, missing last week's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and this week's run at Kansas Speedway. Regan Smith filled in for Earnhardt, which was one shop away...

My take on a big week of news

Well, folks, a number of big news items from this past week. My wife Stevie and I had a great time in Charlotte all week. We went to the Motor Racing Outreach concert on Tuesday night with the group NewSong. What a program that was. Then, on Wednesday night, boy did I have a thrilling evening with Stevie, MRO board members and some folks who bid on charity ride-and-drives around...
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