Dale Earnhardt Expects Test Results this Afternoon
3 September 1997
MOORESVILLE, NC - As of 12:00 pm (EDT) today, Dale Earnhardt still awaits medical clearance to compete in this weekend's NASCAR Select Batteries 400 at Richmond International Raceway. The seven-time Winston Cup champion underwent extensive testing on Tuesday, September 2 including a series of circulatory, respiratory, body chemical and neurological examinations. A number of facilities will participate in test analysis including McLeod Medical Center in Florence, SC, the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, and Charlotte Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Earnhardt and Richard Childress Racing expect to receive the test results sometime later this afternoon.