INDYCAR: Will Power Cleared to Compete at Phoenix; Doctors Confirm Absence of Concussion

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — INDYCAR announced today that results of an extensive evaluation at the University of Miami Concussion Program revealed no definitive evidence of a recent concussion for Verizon Team Penske driver Will Power. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion passed the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) test and a MRI/DVI …

NSCS: SHR Provides Medical Update on Tony Stewart; Still No Timetable for Sprint Cup Return

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – official team release — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — While Tony Stewart continues to make progress and carries a smile at the race track, Stewart Haas Racing announced on Wednesday that there is still no timetable for his return to competition. Stewart was evaluated Wednesday by doctors, who checked on the injury he sustained in …

INDYCAR: Justin Wilson in Coma, Classified as “Critical” Following Severe Pocono Crash

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LONG POND, Pa. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo —  After Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson sustained a severe head injury during Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, the Sheffield, England native is currently in a coma and in critical condition while undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar …

NSCS: Vickers to be Sidelined for Minimum of Three Months; Resumes Blood Thinners

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FONTANA, Calif. — official series release — Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo — The reappearance of blood clots has sidelined Vickers from the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the third time, dating to May 2010. In addition, Vickers missed the first two races of the 2015 season while recovering from offseason heart surgery. To combat the medical issue, Vickers must resume the …

F1: Alonso to Miss Season-Opening Australian Grand Prix on Doctors’ Advice; Magnussen to Sub

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WOKING, England — official team release — Dan Istitene/Getty Images Europe photo — Fernando Alonso will miss the Formula One season opener in Australia on March 15 following his testing crash in Barcelona, Spain last week. Following a series of tests and scans, doctors have determined Alonso is asymptomatic of any medical issue and they see no evidence whatsoever of any …

F1: Bianchi Still ‘Critical But Stable’ in Japanese Hospital; Diagnosed With Diffuse Axonal Injury

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SUZUKA, Japan – official release — Mark Thompson/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Marussia driver Jules Bianchi is still in critical but stable condition following a crash during Sunday’s Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. Bianchi’s family released a statement Tuesday in conjunction with the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, which stated that Bianchi suffered a ‘diffuse axonal …

USCS: Medical Update on Drivers Ray Bugg and Morgan Turpen

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May 3, 2014 — report by USCS Announcer Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio, Race Chaser Online and USCS Racing — Chris Seelman photo — MARYVILLE, TN — After last night’s opening lap crash during the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour filtercharged by K&N main event at 411 Motor Speedway, the USCS has a medical update on two …