|NFL concussion fallout raises red flags in NASCAR|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 21 February 2012 08:44|
Safety improvements since Dale Earnhardt's death in 2001 have greatly reduced the chances of a driver getting a head injury, and NASCAR officials have taken steps to better identify and treat concussions. But Waltrip knows that won't undo all those hits he took in the 1980s and `90s.
Stories about NFL players having serious health problems after they retire has caught the attention of NASCAR veterans such as Waltrip, Jeff Burton and five-time champion Jimmie Johnson. Waltrip says, ``I don't know what that means to me in 10 years. But I know it's a concern.''
NASCAR officials aren't aware of widespread concussion-related health problems in former drivers.