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Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to race

October 23, 2012, Official Release, NASCAR.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- No. 88 driver missed two races after suffering concussion at Talladega

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been medically cleared to return to NASCAR competition and will be back in the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Per NASCAR policy, NASCAR's medical liaison office received official notification of his clearance to resume racing late this morning. Earnhardt announced Oct. 11 that he would miss two races, Charlotte and Kansas, while he was recovering from a concussion.