Driver Alex Bowman said his concussion-like symptoms will keep him out of the next NASCAR Cup Series race.
Bowman was set to take part in the YellaWood 500 at Talladega on Sunday.
Bowman made the announcement Thursday on social media.
“After undergoing medical evaluation for concussion-like symptoms, I will not be driving the No. 48 Chevrolet Ally at Talladega,” Bowman said. “I am disappointed, but I know that my health is the number one priority. I am committed to following all medical instructions to ensure that I can return to racing as soon as possible.”
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Bowman crashed his car into the wall last Sunday on lap 98 of 334 at Texas Motor Speedway. While Bowman was able to finish the race, he was evaluated by doctors on Thursday, resulting in him missing the race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.
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JR Motorsports’ Noah Gragson will replace Bowman in this weekend’s race.
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NASCAR granted Hendrick Motorsports’ request for a postseason waiver, meaning Bowman will likely have to win at Charlotte Roval next weekend to advance to the Round of 16 race.