In his statement about missing this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for “concussion-like symptoms,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. mentioned two wrecks he’s been in during the last month.
“Because of my symptoms and my history with concussions, and after my recent wrecks at Michigan and Daytona, I reached out and met with a neurological specialist,” Earnhardt said. “After further evaluation, they felt it was best for me to sit out.”
Michigan accident, June 12
Earnhardt was involved in a three-car accident early in the race at Michigan International Speedway. After Chris Buescher slid up into him, Earnhardt and AJ Allmendinger both pancaked the outside wall before Earnhardt slid down the track to the apron on the backstretch.
Daytona accident, July 2
Earnhardt drove through a 22-car wreck on Lap 90 of the Coke Zero 400. The No. 88 received minor damage and finished the race.