Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t lapse to a chair of his Hendrick Motorsports automobile for during slightest another dual weeks as he continues diagnosis for a concussion he suffered in June.
“We know how tough Dale is operative to get back,” group owners Rick Hendrick pronounced in a matter Wednesday. “He’s following what a doctors are saying, to a letter, and doing accurately what he needs to do. Everyone wants to see him in a foe car, though his health is initial and foremost. We’re behind him.”
Earnhardt, 41, has pronounced his biggest emanate is his gawk fortitude — a ability to concentration on an intent during a stretch while relocating his conduct and not feeling off-balance or nauseated. Part of his rehab includes walking behind while relocating his conduct in a dim room with disco lights, several basketball-type drills and an online 3D module that army his eyes to work together.
“I don’t know how prolonged it’s going to take,” Earnhardt pronounced Aug. 5. “As desirous as we am, we worry about everybody else’s calm as well. But I’m not going to go in a automobile until a doctors transparent me.
“The doctors won’t let me race. This is not my decision, though it’s a right preference and we trust what my doctors are revelation me. When they contend I’m good to go we trust them. If they contend I’m healthy and we can foe I’m going to race.”
Earnhardt’s doctors trust he suffered a concussion Jun 12 during Michigan though didn’t start feeling a effects until 4 weeks later. He is being treated by doctors during a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He visited them Wednesday.
“Dale looks great,” Hendrick pronounced Saturday. “I had lunch with him and a highway organisation [last] Wednesday, and you’ve seen him personification basketball.
“We’re holding additional bid with a doctors creation certain he’s going to be 100 percent. … He’s entrance along great, and he wants to get behind in a car.”
Bowman, 23, ran good before being concerned in an collision and finishing 26th in a Jul 17 foe during New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a initial foe Earnhardt sat out since of change and prophesy problems.
Gordon, a four-time Sprint Cup champion, has competed in a final 4 races, and he pronounced final week a prior joining would keep him out of a chair this week during Michigan. He late after a 2015 deteriorate and assimilated a Fox promote team, that has a initial half of a Cup schedule, and had designed to come usually to name races over a second half of a season.
“I was enjoying my summer a lot,” Gordon pronounced final week. “To go from my knowledge [vacationing] in France and how relaxing that was to a power turn during Indy, it was a large wakeup call for me.
“Every week that I’m in a car, we get some-more comfortable, and we get in a place where we feel we can minister some-more and ramp my power turn adult along with a competition. You can’t only be out of it for 6 months and burst in and design that to come naturally — not for me anyway.”
With 3 races left in a unchanging season, Earnhardt is 21st in a standings and would need to lapse during Richmond and win to make a Chase for a Sprint Cup. The Hendrick No. 88 group now binds a final mark in a team/owners championship playoff system, a same elimination-style points complement that includes a same volume of reward income paid to a motorist champion.