Kyle Larson medically cleared to return to Sprint Cup competition

Kyle Larson sat out last Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway after fainting a day earlier.

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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced Thursday afternoon that second-year driver Kyle Larson has been medically cleared to return to Sprint Cup Series competition in next weekend’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
 
The 22-year-old driver sat out Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway while undergoing tests at a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital after fainting during an autograph session at the track on Saturday.
 
Larson was released from the hospital Monday night.
 
"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," Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates said in a release.
 
Larson was scheduled to discuss his medical situation with the media later Thursday.
 

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