Dale Jr Explains Symptoms and Timeline for Return to 88 Car

 When team owner Rick Hendrick was asked about Dale Jr's decision to step away from the 88 car this past weekend in New Hampshire, he couldn't find anything but good things to say about the Hendrick Motorsports driver. 

"He's running through a bunch of tests, and he's going to have some more tests the first of the week," Hendrick said. "He's doing good. He wants to be in the car. The doctors are going to tell him when it's OK for him to be back.

"I know he's anxious, and we want him back as soon as the doctors give clearance."

Hendrick also said he wants Dale Jr for the long haul. 

Steve O'Donell, Execeutive Vice President, also explained the process Dale Jr needs to follow to return to the 88 car. If Dale is unable to return to the track at Indianapolis this week, Jeff Gordon has been called in to sub. 

 Alex Bowman drove the 88 for Dale at New Hampshire, and was running in the top 10 when he cut down a tire after contact with rookie Chase Elliott, driving the 24 car. Bowman finished 26th but still got a nod from "boss man"

Below is the incident as it took place on track during Sunday's NH301 in Loudon

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