Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss Sunday's MIS race

The Detroit News

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to racing and will miss at least two more races — Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway and Darlington — as he recovers from a concussion.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., continues to recover from a concussion, which will cause him to miss Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 race at MIS.

Hendrick Motorsports announced Earnhardt’s status Wednesday. Earnhardt was evaluated by doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Owner Rick Hendrick said Earnhardt will follow doctors’ recommendations for his recovery. Hendrick said the program is fully behind Earnhardt.

Alex Bowman, who drove for Earnhardt at New Hampshire, will return to drive the No. 88 Chevrolet at Michigan this weekend. Jeff Gordon will fill in at Darlington, where he has won seven races.