In a last-minute tweet, it was revealed that he would no longer be racing in the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on this coming Sunday (July 16th).
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team, Hendrick Motorsports, announced via Twitter that the racing star and son of a racing legend would not be competing following a head injury and stated specifically it was due to "concussion-like symptoms".
This is not the first time Dale Jr. has been pulled from racing due to a head injury. In 2012 he missed two races after a hard crash during a practice session in Kansas, and then aggravated it not long afterward.
Right now, he stands at 13th in points, and hasn't won a race this season. In order to qualify for the Chase, he will need to win at least one race or stay within the top 16 in points.
In a statement released today, Earnhardt Jr. said that he's "disappointed about missing New Hampshire this weekend" and says he's anxious to get back out on the track as soon as doctors will let him.
There has not been a statement issued regarding where the injury stemmed from, but it's assumed it's a racing-related head injury.
Hendrick Motorsports also announced that Alex Bowman would be replacing him in this Sunday's race.
Watch the discussion about him and the history of concussions with NASCAR on FOX in the video below.
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