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Spotlight on Brain Trauma: How Motorsports is Spotlighting Personality and Brain Function

August 26, 2016

It was recently announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be sidelined from Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Race. I blogged previously on NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s concussion resulting from back-to-back crashes in Michigan and Daytona and how it has further advanced public awareness of the silent epidemic of brain trauma. I gave kudos to Dale for talking publicly about the effects of his own brain injuries and applaud his continued openness about the symptoms he is experiencing. Due to the continued effects of his head injury he has wisely removed himself from racing this weekend in Michigan and he will also sit out the race in Darlington.

Read the rest of the article published at Psychology Today.