Dale Jr To Miss Watkins Glen And Bristol

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    Man, tough deal, hope he gets well soon. Is weird seeing Gordon in the 88 though. Wonder what happens if talladega comes and JR cant race, he has always said he wont race another restrictor plate track again, if JR can go, I fear a crash and what that would mean, tough deal all around.
     
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    I can't help but wonder if Dale Jr's days in a race car are coming to an end...it's no secret that that concussions come faster and easier every time...couple that with his contract expiring at the end of 17...maybe he should think about stepping away before the end unthinkable happens...I know he had been negotiating an extension but I wonder if that has changed
     
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    I hope he comes back, but I think he is so susceptible to them now, I dont know, I think he should say enough is enough, although on his podcast he said the opposite and wants to come back, that is what racers are and do. Anymore big hits, not good. . .
     
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    I'm sure he's got the best doctors who know a hell of a lot more than I ever will about concussions...but one look at Mohammad Ali or Freddy Roach should give any athlete pause
     
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    I had a couple, when I was younger, but at that time the doctors didn't know anything about concussions, and time only advice and treatment they told me to do was sit in a dark room till I felt normal, glad to see the progression in sports medicine and treatment for injuries all around. Especially brain injuries, Hope to see him back for Michigan, but think it might be one more week, due to the risk at Michigan and the high speeds, throwback at Darlington is my bet. . .
     
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    He's gonna be pretty bummed if he misses out on Darlington...that gray ghost paint scheme is his favorite
     
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    I think Bowman drives in Michigan, JR back for Darlington. Gordon wont drive a high speed track again, despite he says he has prior engagements, he has been pretty clear he wouldn't. And to put JR in a car at Michigan first race back, with those speeds, not happening and not smart IMO,
     
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    Bootie Barker has everyone all riled up now...said on Race Hub tonight that Dale Jr. is done...never to return...I didn't hear it myself (don't get Race Hub up here) so I'm only going off what others are saying but I gotta presume this was just Bootie stating his own opinion
     
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    JR out for Michigan and Darlington. Bowman drives Michigan, Gordon drives Darlington.

    On a positive note, Sadler signed a new deal with JR Motorsports,
     
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    Correction extended sponsor deal,
     
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