Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

Earnhardt Jr. to miss New Hampshire 301 with concussion symptoms

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with concussion-like symptoms, the Hendrick Motorsports team announced Thursday.

Earnhardt was not physically cleared to compete in the race by physicians after an evaluation in Charlotte this week.

“I wasn’t feeling great the week going into Kentucky (Speedway) and thought it was possibly severe allergies,” Earnhardt said in the team’s press release. “I saw a family doctor and was given medication for allergies and a sinus infection. When that didn’t help, I decided to dig a little deeper. Because of my symptoms and my history with concussions, and after my recent wrecks at Michigan and Daytona, I reached out and met with a neurological specialist. After further evaluation, they felt it was best for me to sit out.”

Alex Bowman will replace Earnhardt in the event.

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