In a surprise turn of events, the longtime racing star made an exciting announcement during his "Dale Jr. Download" podcast today.
Opening up about his continued battle with concussion symptoms from a couple crashes earlier this summer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed that he's finally coming back to the track this weekend for the NASCAR race at Dover.
While he had previously announced that he was out for the season following doctor's orders to remain sidelined, that appears to not have affected his desire to cheer on his fellow drivers and especially his replacement - Jeff Gordon.
"It’s going to be different and tough and maybe not a ton of fun,” he said in the podcast. "I'll try to support the guys and learn a thing or two. Excited to see how Jeff does - he usually runs great at Dover. It's going to be different...We'll see how it goes."
Also during his podcast, he gave fans an update on his overall health and stated that he's continuing to climb and improve with the training and exercises that the doctors have him working on.
He expressed that he's still having issues with "busy" situations, which are usually where lots of people are talking, moving around, or creating another type of stimulation. The symptoms are resulting in issues with balance and vision, but Dale Jr. has exposed himself to various "busy" situations recently.
"It's getting better," he concludes the podcast.
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