Dale Earnhardt Jr. out for the season

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
(WTHR) - Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will miss the rest of the NASCAR season as he continues to recover from a concussion.

NASCAR's most popular driver has already missed six races, including the Brickyard 400, while undergoing treatment.

Jeff Gordon and Alex Bowman will continue to share seat time in the Number 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.

"I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season," Earnhardt said in a release provided by the team. "To say I'm disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I feel, but I know this is the right thing for my long-term health and career. I'm 100 percent focused on my recovery, and I will continue to follow everything the doctors tell me. They're seeing good progress in my test results, and I'm feeling that progress physically. I plan to be healthy and ready to compete at Daytona in February. I'm working toward that."

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