Power medically cleared to get back in IndyCar

Will Power has received medical clearance to get back in a race car and will test the new IndyCar next week. He will drive for two days at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.

Power has been sidelined since breaking a vertebra in the 15-car accident that killed 2-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon in the Oct. 16 IndyCar season finale.

It's the second time Power has broken his back in an IndyCar accident, and the Penske Racing driver has grown increasingly vocal about safety improvements.

He wrote in a column for AutoWeek that pack racing it "just too dangerous" in IndyCar. He also called his accident at Las Vegas "frightening" because his car went airborne and toward the catch fence.

Power also wrote he was eager to get back to racing.

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