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By On February 22nd, 2017

NASCAR Stars Talk About Concussions Before Daytona 500

Following the announcement of NASCAR’s new concussion regulations, it is no surprise concussions were a popular topic at the Daytona 500 media day. Several riders were asked about their opinions on the new rules and the upcoming return of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the major race. Most notably, racing superstar Danica Patrick spoke at length…

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By On April 26th, 2016

Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

Chyna’s brain will be studied by Bennet Omalu,MD according to a spokesperson, Anthony Anzalo. Chyna, or Joan Lauer, was known for her role as one of the first women in professional wresting and later as an actor and entertainer. She is believed to have experienced many concussions in the wresting ring which contributed to her…

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By On August 13th, 2014

Tony Stewart, Anger, and Brain Injuries in Racing

The world of racing is still reeling from the tragic events that occurred over the weekend, and questions are rising quickly. Kevin Ward Jr. was bumped into a wall by Tony Stewart during a dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday night. Infuriated, Ward got out of his car and walked out onto…

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By On October 24th, 2013

NASCAR Mandates Baseline Concussion Testing Starting in 2014

Following a high profile concussion in the sport last season, NASCAR is taking a page from other professional sports leagues and mandating baseline concussion testing beginning next season. Baseline tests are used so that if an athlete gets injured later in the season, there is a previous test to compare to. In this case, if…

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