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Natalie Decker hospitalized, will miss Pocono Truck race

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 15: Natalie Decker poses for a photo at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Niece Motorsports announced Friday that no. 44 Natalie Decker will miss this weekend’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Pocono Organics 150 due to complications from a gallbladder removal last December.

Decker has been hospitalized since Tuesday (June 23) with bile duct complications related to the gallbladder removal and is unable to race due to the medical team still treating her.

Bayley Currey will substitute for Decker in the no. 44 N29 Capital Partners/Remarkable Pillow Chevrolet Silverado for this weekend’s Pocono Organics 150.

Decker was set to start 21st in the race but Currey will start from the rear of the field in the no. 44 Chevrolet due to the driver change.

Currey is ineligible for the Truck Series championship but Decker is currently 24th in points with 58 points earned after three starts made so far this season.

Shortly after the announcement was made, Decker posted an update on social media.

SOURCES:
NASCAR
Niece Motorsports
Racing-Reference.Info

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