In a big development for Natalie Decker, the youngster has been medically cleared to race in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Decker will make a comeback in the Truck race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Before the end of the season, the 23-year-old will drive for Niece Motorsports in two more races. She will also take part in the race at Martinsville Speedway after the Texas race. Decker will take her place back in the No. 44 car for Niece Motorsports.
Decker announced the same on Twitter and added, “I will also be doing some more road racing with Ave Motorsports out west in the GT4!!”
Smiling because IM CLEARED TO RACE! I’ll be back in the truck with @NieceMotorsport at Texas and Martinsville. I will also be doing some more road racing with Ave Motorsports out west in the GT4!! 💕💕😍😍 pic.twitter.com/4t8fzib5Tn
— Natalie Decker (@NatalieRacing) October 10, 2020
Why was Natalie Decker ruled out?
Decker will not be part of next weekend’s race at the Kansas Speedway. This is still good news for NASCAR fans as just earlier this week, Decker gave rather worrying news about her health. She admitted that there was no scary information to share, but she was still not sure what she struggling with.
Decker revealed the issue that was ailing her to be of high blood pressure.
Decker was ready to race a couple of weeks ago at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, just moments before the race began, her truck was moved back to the garage and it was later revealed that she was not medically cleared to race.
Explaining what happened there, Decker said, “I did not feel good at all. I went to the infield care center and they ran my vitals like they normally do, and I had a really high heart rate and blood pressure. They did not want me going out in that race and putting the stress on my body. Maybe having one get higher of too high and having me blackout.”
That followed into the Talladega race weekend as well, where Kaz Grala replaced Decker in the No. 44 car and finished in ninth place.
Decker started in 11 races so far this season and finished in the top-5 and top-10 in one race each. Her top-5 finish came at the Daytona International Speedway in the season-opener.