Dale Earnhardt Junior’s Condition Improves

Dale Earnhardt Junior was held out of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday and it was already announced that Jeff Gordon will once again drive the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS at Pocono Raceway this coming weekend. Although there is no official timetable for his return to the track, Earnhardt Jr. posted to Twitter over the weekend that he sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ and that gains were seen during physical therapy. Once Earnhardt Jr. returns to racing, he will have an uphill battle to make The Chase for the Sprint Cup on points alone. Following Indianapolis Earnhardt Jr. has fallen outside the cutoff to seventeenth in points and will likely fall further after not competing in Pocono.


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