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Keselowski cleared to drive; signed by Earnhardt to finish season

9/4/2007 - NASCAR

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Brad Keselowski has no lingering
effects from his frightening accident at California Speedway and
was cleared to race this weekend in Richmond.

JR Motorsports then signed the 23-year-old to finish the season
in the No. 88 Chevrolet.

Keselowski was in a fiery crash during Saturday night's Busch
Series race, and was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical
Center for tests on his head, left ankle and chest. All tests came
back negative.

He returned to North Carolina and was re-examined by Dr. Jerry
Petty, a neurosurgeon who treats many NASCAR drivers. Following a Tuesday physical, he was cleared to
race in Friday night's Busch Series event at Richmond.

"We're all ready to get back to [racing] after the wreck,"
Keselowski said. "It was a hard hit, but I'm OK."

Keselowski, who was hired in July to run three races for JR
Motorsports after Shane Huffman was fired, said he hopes to settle
in for the rest of the season and drive the car to a win.

"It's been a fairly busy week, but we were able to finalize
everything to keep me in the car for the rest of the season," he
said. "We've had some great runs together so far, and I plan to
continue that in the last few races."