Alex Bowman will miss Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway due to concussion-like symptoms.
Bowman is currently 12th of 12 in the playoff standings. Talladega and the Charlotte Roval are the remaining races in the round of 12.
Noah Gragson, driver for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series, will drive the No.48 Ally Chevrolet at Talladega. Gragson was already entered for the race driving the No.62 Beard Motorsports entry. Justin Allgaier will be driving the No.62 in place of Gragson.
Bowman crashed at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. Many drivers crashed in the same spot as Bowman throughout the race.
Bowman is the second driver this season to be sidelined because of a concussion. Kurt Busch, who wrecked at Pocono on July 23 in qualifying, is still sidelined.
Bowman and Busch’s wrecks are very similar. Both drivers spun out with the rear-end hitting the wall.