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CONCORD, N.C. -- On the latest edition of "The Dale Jr. Download" podcast, Dale Earnhardt Jr. talked the Watkins Glen race, his visit to the track and the upcoming off weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

"Everybody I'm sure is excited about getting a break on the back end of the summer here and getting a chance to spend some time with their families," Earnhardt said.

As for the driver, he said he's still working on his recovery.

"There's no real update on the process," he said, noting that his trip to Watkins Glen was a welcome change of scenery.

"I went to the racetrack on Friday and that was good -- a lot of exposure there, which is good for me," he explained. "It really drove my symptoms up, but that's what my doctor wants me to do."

While he didn't stay at the track for the race, he did watch Sunday's event, which included some early contact between Jeff Gordon in the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS and a competitor.

But the No. 88 crew was able to repair the damage quickly, and Gordon recovered to finish 14th.

"It was tough to see Jeff get into the trouble that he had there early, but they did a great job fixing his car and getting it to where he could compete," Earnhardt said. "The guys were ready and they jumped right on it."

Gordon is scheduled to fill in for Earnhardt in the No. 88 Chevy at Bristol Motor Speedway after the off weekend, and Earnhardt said he's anticipating watching the No. 88 team continue to bounce back.

"They're just having such rough luck -- I know it's going to turn around for them," he said. "I'm excited to see how things go at Bristol."

Listen to the full podcast here.