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Earnhardt says no change in concussion-like symptoms

File-This July 1, 2016, file photo shows Dale Earnhardt Jr. watching the leader-board during qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent. NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion. Earnhardt tweeted Saturday, July 30, 2016, there was no change in his condition.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

File-This July 1, 2016, file photo shows Dale Earnhardt Jr. watching the leader-board during qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent. NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion. Earnhardt tweeted Saturday, July 30, 2016, there was no change in his condition. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)  (The Associated Press)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent.

NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion.

Earnhardt tweeted Saturday there was no change in his condition. He wrote: "Symptoms have plateaued over the last week. Balance/Gaze Stabilization are only issues. Docs preaching patience."

Jeff Gordon came out of retirement to drive for Earnhardt last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Gordon will race the No. 88 car again this weekend at Pocono Raceway. No decision has been made by Hendrick Motorsports about next week's race at Watkins Glen.

Earnhardt had said on his weekly podcasts that he was struggling with balance and nausea. He said Monday that doctors have given him daily exercises to improve his balance.