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Dale Earnhardt Jr. OK to race

Updated: October 24, 2012, 12:31 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. will return to the Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

NASCAR's most popular driver was cleared medically to return on Tuesday after missing the past two races at Charlotte and Kansas with symptoms of a concussion.

Earnhardt received clearance by neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty after an evaluation at Petty's Charlotte office, which followed a 123-lap test on Monday at Gresham Motorsports Park in Georgia with Dr. Petty present. ...

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