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Kyle Larson Cleared to Race, Will Drive at Texas

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has announced that 22-year-old Kyle Larson is cleared to race and will compete in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April 11. The team released the following statement:

“Following a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in conjunction with the medical staff from NASCAR, Kyle Larson has been medically cleared to return to all NASCAR related activities beginning at Texas Motor Speedway next weekend, April 10-11.”

Larson missed Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway after fainting during an autograph session at the track on Saturday. Doctors held the California native out of the race on Sunday as a precaution.

Regan Smith filled in for Larson in the No. 42 Chevrolet on Sunday and finished 16th. Larson currently sits in 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings.

He will address the media late Thursday and give more information on the situation.

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Clayton has been writing NASCAR for the last seven years and has followed the sport for as long as he can remember. He's a Jersey boy with dreams of hoping one day to take his style south and adding a different kind of perspective to auto racing.

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