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Earnhardt Jr. to miss Charlotte and Kansas races

October 11, 2012, Team Release,

No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports driver diagnosed with concussion after Talladega

CONCORD, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in the upcoming Sprint Cup Series Chase events at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway after being diagnosed with a concussion following the Oct. 7 race at Talladega, Ala.

Earnhardt, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolets for Hendrick Motorsports, was diagnosed Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte. Regan Smith will be the team's substitute driver at Charlotte and Kansas.