Dale Earnhardt Jr hasn't been on the track for the last three Sprint Cup races - and he's going to miss the next two - at Watkins Glen and Bristol. The reason, according to Jalopnik: a concussion he apparently received when he crashed in June at Michigan.

Junior drove in the next three races after Michigan, until he decided to let Alex Bowman drive for him at New Hampshire and then Jeff Gordon came out of retirement to sub for him at Indy and last week at Pocono. The problem for Dale Jr at this point seems to be a balance issue and a problem with "gaze stability" The good news: according to ESPN, Jr's doctors were encouraged by his progress when they saw him on Tuesday.

And if you're thinking, "If Gordon can win one of the next two races, the "Days of Thunder" sequel has written itself", welcome to the club. Not like we really needed one, but....

We'll talk more about this tomorrow, during NASCAR News, a little after 7AM.

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