Rick Hendrick spoke during NASCAR’s race at Kansas that Dale Earnhardt Jr has not been cleared yet to return to action at Martinsville. An announcement will not come until Tuesday afternoon.
Earnhardt’s team owner, Hendrick previously had said that Earnahrdt Jr would race at Martinsville saying he was cleared but announced during the race that he did not have all the information.
Hendrick says that Earnhardt will have a test with Dr. Petty on Monday inside a car to check his status. On Tuesday Earnhardt Jr will undergo another round of impact testing and that a decision may come following that test.
A future announcement will be left up to the PR guys Hendrick said. Earnhardt Jr is expected to be cleared to race at Martinsville. He has missed the last two races after suffering a concussion at Talladega.