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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has spent the better part of six months recovering from a concussion

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- It took less than four laps for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to feel back at home in his race car. His test this week at Darlington Raceway was the final hurdle for NASCAR's most popular driver to earn clearance to compete next season....

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically cleared to return next year

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically cleared to return next year....

The longer Dale Earnhardt Jr. couldn't drive because of the debilitating effects of a concussion, the more uptight he became

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The longer Dale Earnhardt Jr. couldn't drive because of the debilitating effects of a concussion, the more uptight he became....

Jimmie Johnson was celebrated for winning his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title Friday night, while Tony Stewart was seen off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring fans he'll return in 2017

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson called winning a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title "insane" Friday night, while Tony Stewart was sent off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring fans at the season-ending banquet that he'll be ready to race in 2017....

NASCAR's top circuit has been called the Winston Cup, Nextel Cup and Sprint Cup
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- NASCAR's top circuit has been called the Winston Cup, Nextel Cup and Sprint Cup....

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