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NASCAR racer Kyle Larson taken to hospital after fainting

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) NASCAR driver Kyle Larson has returned home to see a neurologist after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway.

His status for Sunday's Sprint Cup race remains in question.

The 2014 Sprint Cup rookie of the year was checked out at Martinsville Memorial Hospital after he fainted at Chevy Stage in the fan area, but doctors felt like he should see a neurologist to be safe.

Martinsville Memorial did not have one available, so Larson made the short trip to Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He arrived Saturday evening, felt fine and was awaiting a final evaluation before deciding whether to return to Martinsville.

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Team owner Chip Ganassi was hopeful Larson would be cleared to race Sunday afternoon. Larson qualified seventh for the 500-lap race.