Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to miss the next two races because of a concussion!!
Now one of NASCAR's most popular drivers has no chance at winning a championship.
Regan Smith will be replacing him in the No. 88 Chevrolet.
Dale was injured in a last-lap accident involving 25 cars Sunday at Talladega!!
He apparently wasn't feeling bad immediately after the accident (or at least in shock) and was even able to drive away from the wreck on his own.
So he didn't go to the care center at first.
Undiagnosed concussions can lead to serious brain trauma if reinjured so we're glad he's sitting out.
Again, we know it will ruin his chances at a championship but that's not worth risking his life.
Feel better, Dale!
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