Bowman, 29, crashed on lap 97 of the 334-lap 25 September race at Texas Motor Speedway. Though broken, he continued on and completed the race.
Just a few days later, he introduced plans to skip the Cup race at Talladega after experiencing concussion-like signs.
Bowman, who was already under the reduce line earlier than being sidelined, had hoped to return for the Spherical of 12 cut-off race on the Charlotte Roval this weekend. With Tuesday’s information, he’ll now be amongst 4 drivers eradicated from the playoffs on Sunday.
Noah Gragson will once more fill in for Bowman within the #48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. The NASCAR Xfinity Sequence title contender began seventh and completed 19th in his first race with HMS and, though it’s a lengthy shot, Gragson may nonetheless doubtlessly assist the workforce advance within the homeowners’ playoffs.
In a press release posted to Twitter, Bowman mentioned: “With my well being persevering with to be my primary precedence, I cannot return to racing this weekend on the NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“I’m persevering with to make strides in my restoration to verify I can return to competitors at 100%.
Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Ally Chevrolet Camaro
Picture by: Gavin Baker / NKP / Motorsport Images
“I respect Noah (Gragson) getting into the No. 48 Chevrolet once more and can be cheering onerous for my Ally Racing workforce this weekend. Thanks to everybody on your help throughout this time. It has not gone unheard or unseen and I am overwhelmed by your help.”
Bowman is the second Cup driver to be sidelined with a concussion this yr, with the opposite being Kurt Busch, who stays out of the automobile after crashing at Pocono Raceway on 23 July.
Ware to overlook Charlotte with ankle damage
Cody Ware has made the choice to skip this weekend’s NASCAR Cup race on the Charlotte Roval, having suffered an ankle damage after crashing closely at Texas.
Regardless of struggling an influence fracture and torn ligaments, he nonetheless raced the next weekend at Talladega with a boot on his proper foot, ending 32nd.
Nevertheless, as a result of added footwork wanted at highway programs, he has determined to skip the Cup race at Charlotte and can be changed with J.J. Yeley within the No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Ford Mustang.