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Out Of Bounds: NASCAR Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Concussions

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to

NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back on the track after a long recovery period after he suffered yet another concussion.

Earnhardt, 42, was recently medically cleared to return to competition. We caught up with him right after practice at Texas Motor Speedway for this edition of "Out Of Bounds." In it, he tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro how concussions have changed NASCAR and his own life.

Interview Highlights


On NASCAR taking concussions seriously

After any accident any driver has, they have to go to the infield care center and get a SCAT test with the neurosurgeon. And that's really important that someone sees each driver after every accident

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