CONCORD, N.C. (July 14, 2016) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in the July 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after experiencing concussion-like symptoms. Continue reading “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Won’t Race At New Hampshire with concussion-like symptoms”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2013) – NASCAR announced today that beginning in 2014, the sanctioning body will mandate pre-season neurocognitive baseline testing as part of its comprehensive concussion prevention and management program for all of its national series drivers. Continue reading “NASCAR Mandates Impact Baseline Concussion Testing Pre-Season Testing Begins In 2014”
Just wanted to update you guys, the most loyal group of Dale Jr fans and friends!
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. He spent the weekend at home doing just that. He did watch the race and was bummed with the engine blowing on the 88.
On Sunday, our cousin was married on Dale’s property (at the old town) and he did come down to the ceremony but quickly retreated back to his house after the ceremony was over. We spent the day Tuesday in Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with a great team of doctors led by Mickey Collins. This facility is part of the Steelers training facility for all you Steelers fans. It was pretty cool. Dale spent most of the day doing different therapies and exercises.
KERRY THARP: Joining us up front we have Steve Letarte, crew chief of the No. 88; Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the No. 88; team owner Rick Hendrick; and Dr. Jerry petty, neurosurgeon. At this time I’m going to call on Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who has some things he’d like to share with everyone.
DALE EARNHARDT, JR.: I guess I’ll just start out with where this all kind of began. We had a test at Kansas about five weeks ago, and we blew a right front tire going into Turn 1, and I remember everything about that accident and everything after that accident, but I knew that I didn’t feel — you know your body, and you know how your mind works, and I knew something was just not quite right.
But I decided to just try to push through and work through it. I’d had concussions before and knew exactly kind of what I was dealing with.
CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2012) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway after being diagnosed with a concussion following the Oct. 7 race at Talladega, Ala.
Earnhardt, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolets for Hendrick Motorsports, was diagnosed Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte. Regan Smith will be the team’s substitute driver at Charlotte and Kansas.
NOTE: AJ ALLMENDINGER is on the entry list now to drive the #51 car