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. 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. I felt pretty good after a week or two and definitely 80, 90 percent by the time the Chase started, and by the time we got to Talladega I felt 100 percent, felt really good. And then the accident at the end of that race, I was hit in the left rear quarter panel, and it was sort of odd kind of collision where the car spun around really quick and just sort of disoriented me, and I knew that I had sort of regressed and had a bit of a setback. Again, you know how your body is and you know when something is not quite right, and I knew as soon as it happened that I had reinjured myself, for lack of a better way to describe it.
Dr. Jerry Punch goes inside the car with drivers at Talladega to show how a drivers head reacts to a crash. In the mean time Regan Smith, will be substitute driver of the No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet.
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concussion and diagnosis
Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his concussion at a tire test at Kansas as well as one at Talladega and reveals when he was diagnosed and told he would be unable to race.
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2012 Talladega Big One
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Last Lap
Tony Stewart Leading going into turn 3 and after that all hell breaks loose , tony gets airborne and the only cars to get past the crash were Winner Matt Kenseth , Jeff gordon , Kyle busch and Denny Hamlin. Yeah and that’s when Jr. gets hit pretty damn hard, I mean how much impact can anyone take? Think of a boxer taking blows to the head, just a matter of time when you know something is wrong.
Get well soon Jr. were pulling for ya.
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