Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS, will miss the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. According to a statement from Hendrick Motorsport, Earnhardt has not yet been medically cleared to drive. Earnhardt has already missed six Sprint Cup races in 2016 due to a concussion he suffered in June.

"To say I'm disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I feel, but I know this is the right thing for my long-term health and career," Earnhardt said in a statement. Hendrick Motorsport owner Rick Hendrick is just as focused on Earnhadt's health, saying, "We want him back, but we want it to be for the long haul."

The No. 88 car will be driven by Jeff Gordon and Alex Bowman for the remainder of the 2016 Sprint Cup season. "We know they're not only capable of running up front and giving us a chance to win, but they'll help us get better," said Earnhardt. This weekend, Gordon will race for Hendrick Motorsport at Darlington Raceway.

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