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NASCARFans E-Mail List According to several sources, Dale Earnhardt was released from the hospital Monday, and was told by doctors not to drive on or off the track until they can determine what happened to him during the beginning of the...

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According to several sources, Dale Earnhardt was released from the hospital Monday, and was told by doctors not to drive on or off the track until they can determine what happened to him during the beginning of the Southern 500. Apparently they have run an exhaustive battery of tests on Dale, and have so far been unable to explain why the 7 time champion hit the wall in Turn 1 and Turn 2 right after the green flag dropped, then spent two laps trying to find pit road. He was taken to the infield care center, then rushed to a nearby hospital. ``I don't know what happened,'' Earnhardt said. ``I feel great now.'' NASCAR spokesman Kevin Triplett said Monday night that officials from the sanctioning body would talk to Earnhardt, team owner Richard Childress and the doctors before clearing Earnhardt to race Saturday at Richmond. ``That's our standard procedure,'' Triplett said. ``We're not doctors, so we have to talk to them before we give anybody clearance to race.'' Triplett visited Earnhardt at the hospital Sunday night along with NASCAR president Bill France Jr. Driver Dale Jarrett also visited Earnhardt, who spent 24 hours undergoing tests trying to determine what caused the incident. (Charlotte.com, other sources)

The #95 Shoney's Inn Chevy driven by Ed Berrier will attempt to make the races at Talladega and Atlanta and plan to run a full season in 1998 and run Berrier in the Rookie of the Year race with Kenny Irwin, Jr and Steve Park (Jayski)

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Jarrett , Steve Park , Ed Berrier