Jeff Gordon will return to racing this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon will be filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Earnhardt Jr. still hasn't been cleared by doctors as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms. It will be the second straight weekend NASCAR's favorite driver has been off the track and he won't race at Pocono either. Gordon will fill in both times.

In a statement from Hendrick Motorsports, team owner Rick Hendrick said, "Our focus is giving Dale all the time he needs to recover. There's nothing we want more than to see him back in the race car, but we'll continue to listen to the doctors and follow their lead. What's best for Dale is what's best for Hendrick Motorsports and everyone involved with the team. We're all proud of him and looking forward to having him racing soon. Jeff's a team player. I know he'll be ready, and I know Dale has incredible trust in him. It's going to be an emotional weekend (at Indianapolis) with Dale not being there and seeing Jeff back behind the wheel. Greg (Ives) and the team did a great job at New Hampshire, and they have the full support of our organization."

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