Dale Earnhardt Jr. has concussion, out 2 races

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has concussion, out 2 races

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BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 17: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/TheDarkKnightRises/National Guard/ Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 9:43 AM

   CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a concussion and will sit out the next two Sprint Cup races at Charlotte and Kansas.
 
   The injury ends NASCAR's most popular driver's championship chances this season.
 
   Hendrick Motorsports says Earnhardt Jr. was diagnosed Wednesday afternoon. He sustained the concussion in the 25-car pileup on the last lap of Sunday's race at Talladega.
 
   Regan Smith will replace Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Chevrolet in the next two events.

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