Kurt Busch will stay sidelined via the rest of the common season.
The NASCAR driver confirmed Thursday through a Twitter assertion that he will not compete this weekend or subsequent weekend within the season’s last two races at Watkins Glen and Daytona in hopes of returning at full power for the playoffs.
“As a lot as I need to be again within the automobile, the time remains to be not proper,” Busch wrote. “Over the previous couple of weeks, I’ve centered all my efforts on getting higher. And as a way to absolutely focus my restoration on attempting to again for the playoffs, I cannot be competing within the subsequent two races Watkins Glen and Daytona.”
Followers are disheartened to see the 23XI Racing member stay out of motion, however they understand Busch’s well being must be his essential concern.
These will mark the fifth and sixth straight races Busch misses since struggling a head damage throughout a qualifying occasion at Pocono Raceway final month.
Ty Gibbs will proceed to take Busch’s spot. He incurred three straight top-20 finishes earlier than inserting thirty sixth at Richmond final Sunday.
Busch stays thirteenth within the Cup Sequence standings, and NASCAR has granted him a waiver to remain eligible for the playoffs so long as he is certainly one of 16 drivers to qualify. With the fewest factors of seven drivers who’ve one win, he may lose his spot if somebody earns their first victory of the season at Watkins Glen or Daytona.
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