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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has concussion
ESPN.COM ^ | 10/11/2012 | AP SOURCES

Posted on 10/11/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT by alancarp

CONCORD, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a concussion and will sit out the next two Sprint Cup races at Charlotte and Kansas.

The injury ends NASCAR's most popular driver's championship chances this season.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Kansas; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 88; chat; earnhardt; junior; nascar; sports
Regan Smith will drive the 88 car in the next two races.
1 posted on 10/11/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: NormsRevenge

PING!!!


2 posted on 10/11/2012 6:48:30 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender

I don’t have the whole NASCAR ping list, but hopefully y’all can get that going.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 6:48:40 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

"I smell fishy...????....I mean this smells fishy"

4 posted on 10/11/2012 6:48:46 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: alancarp
Jr. had scant chance of winning the championship this year anyway. I wonder if this claim of concussion might be more damage control to explain his remarks after Talladega. He was far from carrying the company line and NASCAR doesn't take well to being dissed. Remember what happened to JJ and Knaus after he (Knaus) gave them the verbal finger last fall at ‘dega.

That being said, I do hope Jr. is OK.

5 posted on 10/11/2012 6:54:11 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Doogle

Fishy? How so? There sure ain’t no upside to NASCAR’s ratings... or even ticket sales... to have Jr. miss his home track’s race.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 6:55:10 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Roccus; Doogle

Ah gotcha - I missed that bit. That said, I’ll bet the brass aren’t happy at all about this announcement. Wonder when we’ll hear from Jr. himself.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 6:58:49 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

...JR’s comments shortly after the race....CZAR Helton was not pleased


8 posted on 10/11/2012 7:04:13 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: alancarp
IMO, he would be wise to go home, recuperate and avoid interviews until the dust settles. However, a blow-up between Jr. and NASCAR might be EXACTLY what Brain France needs needs to get his head on straight. (if that's even possible)
9 posted on 10/11/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus
Apparently that isn't gonna happen: Earnhardt to address the media (11am edt today?).

Plot getting a bit thicker.

10 posted on 10/11/2012 7:11:18 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp
Updated story here: news conference to include Letarte and Rick H.
11 posted on 10/11/2012 7:13:17 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

Thanks for that.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 7:13:54 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Doogle
Just read a summary of the post-race comments from from here.

Though he later issued an apology - 'regretting' those remarks, I can't disagree with him in the slightest. The plate races aren't races, IMHO. Individual cars performing well cannot succeed on their own, and going 4-wide at high speed is an obvious recipe for disaster. Those cars were packed in tighter than those in a Walmart parking lot on Black Friday.

13 posted on 10/11/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Doogle

I smell dead tuna.

This stinks almost as much as Obama’s September emplyment/unemployment reports.

Reports all said Dale suffered no injuries.

Now this.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 7:27:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Roccus

I’m inclined to believe it. While the HANS Device and other similar head-and-neck restraints do an admirable job of preventing neck injuries and basilar skull fractures, they put drivers at greater risk for closed-head injuries. Even though the head stops moving, the brain still moves inside the skull.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 7:29:03 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Yep. That last lick Jr. took looked hard enough to scramble your brains no matter what you had them encased in or restrained by.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 7:43:35 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

According to this
http://espn.go.com/dallas/story/_/id/8489668/dale-earnhardt-jr-concussion-2-races

concussion happened a couple of weeks ago.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 7:45:07 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus
concussion happened a couple of weeks ago.

Not sure where you are getting that from that story.

According to Hendrick Motorsports, Jr. definately suffered the concussion on Sunday at Dega.

Now he did take a really hard lick during testing at Kansas in August, and he did suffer a concussion in 2002 in a wreck at California.

18 posted on 10/11/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

Got it from the link supplied.

Jr. says it happened in KS
30 secs. ago


19 posted on 10/11/2012 8:05:56 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: commish

Listen to the video with Ricky Craven which mentions the Kansas crash and concussion...... Who knows all the info or at least it seems to be coming in bits and pieces.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 8:07:33 AM PDT by deport
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To: Roccus; deport

Thanks. Didn’t listen to the report, just read the article and also the report on NASCAR.COM in which Hendrick says it happened Sunday.

Looks like the Hendrick spokesman and Jr are not on the same page. LOL.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 8:19:00 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/dale-earnhardt-jr-concussion-races-17451321

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the next two races with his second concussion in the past six weeks, ending the championship chances of NASCAR’s most popular driver.

The first concussion, suffered in a crash during an Aug. 29 tire test at Kansas, went undiagnosed until Wednesday, when Earnhardt was examined in Charlotte for lingering effects from Sunday’s crash at Talladega.

End snip


22 posted on 10/11/2012 8:22:19 AM PDT by deport
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To: commish
From Jr.’s ongoing presser;

Wreck at KS was 40G’s. He knew he got hurt, raced anyway and it took a while to feel better.
Wreck at ‘dega was 20G’s. Said he knew it wasn't a bad wreck but had headache after race and waited a while ‘til things cleared up before seeing doctor and making decision to withdraw from season.

23 posted on 10/11/2012 8:22:19 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

“withdraw for season” should be “a couple of weeks”


24 posted on 10/11/2012 8:24:39 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: alancarp

Thanks and Ouch! probably got it from a b*tch slap to the helmet from Helton after his Dega comments.. which I agree with 110%.

Junior may want to consider retiring and taking his game elsewhere.. Maybe Nascar could do with some competition.

Maybe fans would prefer a new league for racers .. just a thought.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 8:33:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: All

Jr. presser is over. Not much else went on

Now Steve O’Donald (?) from NASCAR to answer questions.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 8:38:02 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

O’donell says “the process worked.”

Reporter asks, How can you say that when he drove after KS without seeing Dr....O’Donell blah-blah-blah Texas two step.

Times reporter asks, After 2 concussions and Keslowski’s broken ankle, how safe are the cars?......what a freakin’ idiot. No wonder she works for the Times


27 posted on 10/11/2012 8:43:18 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

Reporter, How can you change drivers’ mind set to hide injuries? O’Donnell....talks but says nothing.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 8:47:34 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

Yeah, let’s see her wreck at 200 mph and see if she can walk away from it.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 8:47:48 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

I don’t care if she can take the hit, but at least know SOMETHING about the sport.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 8:53:28 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: alancarp
There sure ain’t no upside to NASCAR’s ratings... or even ticket sales... to have Jr. miss his home track’s race.

I'll be at KS in a couple of weeks. I suspect there will 20-30% less butt heads at the track. (The Jr fans that know nothing about NASCAR except Jr)
The rest of us will have a nice enjoyable race, and won't miss the jerks.

31 posted on 10/11/2012 9:08:50 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: alancarp

As a Dale Jr. fan, who apparently knows nothing about racing,my prayers go out to him and hope he has a full recovery...


32 posted on 10/11/2012 9:22:35 AM PDT by little-e ((STOP THE WAR ON COAL-FIRE OBAMA))
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To: alancarp

AHA!!!....now we find out JR. had a concussion in Aug tire testing that no one knew about..(at least I didn’t know)...now, I understand the concern...too many head knocks...


33 posted on 10/11/2012 9:27:43 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: alancarp
Sorry to hear this. If anyone should have a headache after Talledega it would be Smoke. Glad to hear Regan Smith would be the substitute. He's impressed me.
34 posted on 10/11/2012 9:28:59 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: NormsRevenge

what did Dale say...I missed it and cannot find it


35 posted on 10/11/2012 9:36:24 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: advertising guy

Drivers grumbling after wreckfest at Talladega
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/drivers-grumbling-wreckfest-talladega-224313812—nascar.html

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The pack is apparently here to stay and NASCAR drivers don’t like it one bit.

That includes Dale Earnhardt Jr., who earned seven of his 19 career victories slicing and dicing his way through traffic in restrictor-plate races. NASCAR’s most popular driver called pack racing ‘’bloodthirsty’’ and unsafe after Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, which was marred by a last-lap 25-car accident.

‘’I don’t even want to go to Daytona or Talladega next year, but I ain’t got much choice,’’ Earnhardt grumbled.

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36 posted on 10/11/2012 9:56:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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‘’There has been a last-lap wreck in like 90 percent of these things for the last four years with this car,’’ said Earnhardt. ‘’Somebody needs to change it.’’


37 posted on 10/11/2012 9:57:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

thanks


38 posted on 10/11/2012 10:18:56 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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