NASCAR world reacts to stunning Kurt Busch news

After an injury left NASCAR star Kurt Busch out of the last four NASCAR Cup Series races, it seems likely that Busch will not return to the driver's seat for the rest of the season.

The NASCAR star announced on Thursday afternoon that he would miss the remainder of the regular season.

This means he will miss the two remaining races of the Cup Series at Watkins Glen International and Daytona International Speedway.

"As much as I want to get back in the car, the time is still not right," Bush said in a statement Thursday. "It was not an easy decision, but it was the right one.

While Busch will miss the rest of the regular season, the 23XI driver is working to recover enough to return for the NASCAR playoff debut in Darlington in September.

"It is my goal to be back in the No. 45 Toyota Camry to start the playoffs," Bush said in his statement.

Although he hopes to return for the playoffs, there is currently no timeline for Bush to be medically approved for his return.

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