Still battling concussion symptoms, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR season.
According to NASCAR.com, Jr. plans to be back behind the wheel at Daytona in February of 2017 and said he and his doctors are seeing good results in his recovery.
“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.”
Hendricks Motorsports shared the news on Friday, September 2nd. Jeff Gordon and Alex Bowman will drive the 88 Chevrolet in Earnhardt’s place.
Earnhardt is being treated by doctors here in Pittsburgh at UPMC’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program.