|Hendrick: Earnhardt cleared, will race next week|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 21 October 2012 09:11|
NASCAR's most popular driver sat out his second consecutive race Sunday because of two concussions in six weeks. Hendrick says Earnhardt has been headache-free for more than a week, and tests by a specialist in Pittsburgh show no lingering issues.
Earnhardt was first injured in a crash at an Aug. 29 tire test at Kansas Speedway. He did not seek treatment for that concussion. He was examined after a lingering headache from a 25-car crash in the Oct. 7 race at Talladega. The doctor benched him for two races.
Regan Smith replaced him in the Hendrick Motorsports ride.