Austin Theriault qualified 36th out of 37 cars for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., in July.  Charles Krupa/Associated Press

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Fort Kent, Maine, native Austin Theriault will be at Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Series finale but he won’t be on the track.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Theriault has not been cleared by doctors for the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway after suffering what he termed an “upper body injury” in a multi-car wreck a month ago at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Theriault said he’s looking on the bright side. He said he’ll get to spend more time with Maine’s Travis Mills, who is an honorary official for the race.

Mills survived losing four limbs to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and created the Travis Mills Foundation retreat for war injured-veterans and their families. The foundation is the primary sponsor of Theriault’s car through a gift from Bangor Savings Bank.

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