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Bowman is 2nd driver to endure concussion in Subsequent Gen automotive


Bowman is 2nd driver to endure concussion in Subsequent Gen automotive
Alex Bowman (48) drives throughout the NASCAR Cup Collection auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Value, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.Larry Papke/AP

Alex Bowman will miss Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway with a concussion the Hendrick Motorsports driver apparently suffered final week at Texas.

HMS stated Bowman was evaluated Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina, and dominated out of this weekend’s playoff race. Noah Gragson will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet for Bowman.

“I am disillusioned however know my well being is the primary precedence,” Bowman posted on social media. “I’m dedicated to observe all medical steerage to make sure I can return to competitors as quickly as potential.”

Bowman is now the second driver sidelined with a concussion suffered in a crash of NASCAR’s new Subsequent Gen automotive. Kurt Busch has been out since a crash July 23 in qualifying at Pocono and withdrew his spot within the 16-driver playoff discipline. Busch stated this week he is hopeful to race earlier than the top of the season.

Bowman crashed on Lap 98 at Texas on Sunday however went on to complete the race. He completed twenty ninth and is ranked final among the many remaining 12 playoff drivers. The sector will likely be lower to eight after subsequent week’s race in Charlotte.

NASCAR this 12 months launched its Subsequent Gen automotive that was designed to chop prices and stage the enjoying discipline, however the security of the spec automotive has been beneath fireplace since Busch’s crash. Drivers have complained they really feel the impression way more in crashes than they did within the previous automotive, and a rash of blown tires and damaged elements has plagued the primary 4 races of the playoffs.

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