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Drivers may be tested after wrecking

Updated: September 30, 2002, 7:43 PM ET
Associated Press

Earnhardt Jr. KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- NASCAR is taking steps to keep drivers with concussions off the track, after Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed he drove in several races while unable to fully concentrate or communicate with his crew chief.

From now on, NASCAR president Mike Helton said Sunday, doctors at infield care centers may require a driver to undergo a CT scan if they suspect the driver has a concussion.

If the CT scan reveals a concussion, Helton said, a driver will not be allowed ...

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