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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces His Retirement After Long-Lasting Concussion

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After missing nearly all of the 2016 season due to long-lasting concussion symptoms, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. says this year will be his last on the racetrack. The racer is retiring at the end of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series. Despite never winning the Cup Series season title, the driver has amassed 26 top-level […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Race Following Lengthy Concussion Recovery

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Race Following Lengthy Concussion Recovery

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After missing 18 races because of long-lasting concussion symptoms, NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. has officially been cleared to race in the 2017 season. Earnhardt completed a test drive at Darlington Raceway with no symptoms, clearing him to compete again. “I feel great, and I’m excited to officially be back,” Earnhardt said in a Thursday […]

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Nearly Symptom-less Dale Earnhardt Jr. Returns To The Racetrack

Nearly Symptom-less Dale Earnhardt Jr. Returns To The Racetrack

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After months of rehabilitation from a brain injury, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will finally be appearing at major racing events this weekend – though he won’t be racing. The famous driver has not raced since early July, due to complicated and long-lasting post-concussion symptoms, and has already decided to sit out the rest of the season […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Miss The Rest of the NASCAR Season Due To Concussion

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Miss The Rest of the NASCAR Season Due To Concussion

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Dale Earnhardt is officially sitting out the rest of the 2016 NASCAR season to heal from a concussion which has put him on the sidelines since early July. Hendrick Motorsports released a statement today saying Earnhardt Jr. would be missing the rest of the season as he is still experiencing symptoms from a concussion doctors […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gives a Glimpse Into TBI Rehabilitation

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gives a Glimpse Into TBI Rehabilitation

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been very public about his most recent brain injury from the beginning. After announcing that he would be sitting out of a major race due to concussion symptoms, the racer has been chronicling and sharing his recovery with the world. Another eye chart. You hold this a foot from your face. […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Concussion Shows Not Every Brain Injury Looks Alike

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has earned a reputation for being one of the most progressive and aware NASCAR drivers when it comes to brain injuries. While many drivers largely ignore the danger of brain injuries in the sport, Earnhardt has made headlines for sitting out of big races when his health was in jeopardy. Earnhardt recently […]

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NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sidelined Due To Concussion

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NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is bowing out of a major upcoming race this weekend due to a possible concussion. Earnhardt’s team Hendrick Motorsports released a statement today saying the racer was not cleared by doctors for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series Event this weekend in New Hampshire due to “concussion-like symptoms.” “I wasn’t feeling […]

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Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

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Chyna’s brain will be studied by Bennet Omalu,MD according to a spokesperson, Anthony Anzalo. Chyna, or Joan Lauer, was known for her role as one of the first women in professional wresting and later as an actor and entertainer. She is believed to have experienced many concussions in the wresting ring which contributed to her […]

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NASCAR Mandates Baseline Concussion Testing Starting in 2014

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Following a high profile concussion in the sport last season, NASCAR is taking a page from other professional sports leagues and mandating baseline concussion testing beginning next season. Baseline tests are used so that if an athlete gets injured later in the season, there is a previous test to compare to. In this case, if […]

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Racing Addresses Safety Concerns After High Profile Crashes

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Yesterday was the start of the NASCAR season with the Daytona 500, but a huge crash Saturday on the same track in Daytona which injured over 25 fans has the sport rethinking their safety restrictions. After an attempt to block a pass, several drivers were involved in a large crash which sent a car airborne […]

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