Dale Earnhardt Jr.: No change in concussion-like symptoms

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent.

NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion.

Earnhardt tweeted Saturday there was no change in his condition. He wrote: ''Symptoms have plateaued over the last week. Balance/Gaze Stabilization are only issues. Docs preaching patience.''

Jeff Gordon came out of retirement to drive for Earnhardt last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Gordon will race the No. 88 car again this weekend at Pocono Raceway. No decision has been made by Hendrick Motorsports about next week's race at Watkins Glen.

Earnhardt had said on his weekly podcasts that he was struggling with balance and nausea. He said Monday that doctors have given him daily exercises to improve his balance.

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