"He is a tremendous competitor and we look forward to seeing him back behind the wheel when he is ready.Focusing on his long term health is absolutely the right thing to do.He said he and Reimann talked about what might happen down the road if they got married.Earnhardt had no plans to give in, saying in February 2015 that he wouldn’t wear a ring but would get Reimann one if she wanted.I plan to be healthy and ready to compete at Daytona in February. ET at Darlington Raceway, site of Sunday's Bojangles' Southern 500 (6 p.m. He will be joined by team owner Rick Hendrick and Dr. While the impact of the Lap 62 incident was significant, Earnhardt said afterward that "it wasn't too bad, actually." RELATED: Video of the crash at Michigan Bowman was tabbed to fill in for the team at New Hampshire, while former HMS driver Gordon took over for races at Indianapolis, Pocono, Watkins Glen and Bristol.I'm working toward that."Earnhardt has missed the last six Sprint Cup Series races with lingering concussion-like symptoms. Bowman returned to the seat last weekend at Michigan due to a scheduling conflict involving Gordon.
He has met with medical personnel from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program every two weeks to determine his progress."I know how hard Dale has worked and how frustrating this is for him," Hendrick said in the team release.I'm 100 percent focused on my recovery, and I will continue to follow everything the doctors tell me.They're seeing good progress in my test results, and I'm feeling that progress physically. A crash at Michigan International Speedway in June is believed to be the cause of Earnhardt's injury.88 team this season," Earnhardt said in a release provided by the team."To say I'm disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I feel, but I know this is the right thing for my long-term health and career.