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Kyle Larson Faints in Martinsville, Awaiting Final Evaluation from Neurologist

Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital on Saturday afternoon after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway, according to FOX Sports’ Alan Cavanna.

Larson was awake and alert on the way to the hospital. Late Saturday night, the team released this statement:

“After evaluating him, doctors at Martinsville Memorial Hospital felt that everything checked out well for Kyle Larson, however, just to be safe, they felt he should also be evaluated by a neurologist. Martinsville Memorial Hospital did not have one available so they decided to have Larson make the short trip to Carolina’s Medical Center (CMC) in Charlotte to be evaluated by one. Larson arrived late this evening to Charlotte, feels fine and is just awaiting a final evaluation at CMC which we hope to have the results of later this evening.”

This is Larson’s second full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. After five races in 2015, he is 18th in points, with a best finish of 17th in Phoenix. Larson qualified seventh for Sunday’s STP 500.

Sunday’s race will air at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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