Kurt Busch to Miss the Remainder of NASCAR’s Regular Season
Next week's Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Watkins Glen and Daytona on Sunday marks the final regular season Cup Series race.
With only two regular-season NASCAR Cup Series races before the playoff period begins, one of the sport's most notable names will not compete at either Watkins Glen or Daytona.
Kurt Busch shared that he will miss his fifth and sixth consecutive races as he continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms.
The 44-year-old is still in the playoffs thanks to a medical exemption, but with 15 different winners so far this season, the playoff picture is in full swing.
"As much as I want to get back in the car, the time is still not right. Over the past few weeks, I've focused all my efforts on getting better," he said in a statement on Twitter.
“The decision was not easy, but it was the right one. I need to race 100 percent.” I am incredibly grateful for all the well wishes and support. It really means a lot."
Bush suffered an accident during qualifying at Pocono Raceway that left him with concussion-like symptoms, and since then, Ty Gibbs—grandson of legend Joe Gibbs—has filled in the No. 45 car.
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