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Will Power Cleared to Drive

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter

Will Power has been medically cleared to race after he passed the required IndyCar medical exams today.

Power was initially not cleared to drive following a hard crash late in Sunday’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen Presented by Hitachi. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion was reportedly suffering from concussion like symptoms following the accident.

He was evaluated today at the University of Miami Concussion Center by Dr. Stephen Olvey, who served for 25 years as the medical director for CART. Power passed both necessary exams in order to get back behind the wheel: Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and the Vestibular/Ocular-Motor Screening (VOMS) exams.

“Will is doing fine,” Dr. Olvey said. “He flew down to the University of Miami Concussion Center early this morning and we conducted two sophisticated tests to determine if he’d suffered a concussion over the weekend, and he passed both of them with no issue whatsoever.”

Power currently sits 43 points behind Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud in the championship with only the IndyCar season finale remaining; the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on September 18.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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