Dale Earnhardt Jr. is cleared to race at Martinsville



Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been sitting out the last two weeks NASCAR races, recovering from a concussion he received in testing at Kansas Speedway and aggravated in a crash at Talladega Super Speedway. He met with his doctor, Dr. Jerry Petty this week both in his office and during a test session driving a race car.

He drove a race car with Dr. Petty present on Monday. Steve Letarte, his crew chief, tweeted “Back in concord after a great day of testing with #DaleJr. Looked great and ran some awesome laps.”

Dr. Petty said, “Dale Jr. has done everything asked of him, He hasn’t had a headache since Oct. 12, and we have not been able to provoke any symptoms since that time. I have informed NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports that he is medically cleared for all NASCAR-related activity.”

Dr. Petty cleared Earnhardt Jr. to race Tuesday morning and now he can return to racing as soon as he wants to. Hendrick Motorsports and Dale Jr. are not waiting any longer and he will race this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

Brian Berg Jr. is the Lead NASCAR writer for

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