Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Kurt Busch Not Cleared For NASCAR Cup Series Return, Ty Gibbs to Fill In Again at Indy Road Course

Kurt Busch, who was sidelined last weekend at Pocono, due to concussion-like symptoms after a qualifying crash, will miss this weekend’s race at the Indianapolis Road Course as he continues to recover. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

Kurt Busch, who has been suffering from concussion-like symptoms since an accident in NASCAR Cup Series qualifying last weekend at Pocono Raceway, has not been cleared to return to the track this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.

Kurt Busch revealed his medical status on Wednesday:

According to a statement from 23XI Racing, Busch, who has a win this season, has been granted a medical waiver from NASCAR and remains eligible for the upcoming Playoffs.

Ty Gibbs, who filled in for Busch last weekend and finished 16th in his NASCAR Cup Series debut, will once again fill in for Busch in the No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota Camry.

Here is the crash, which sidelined Busch from competition:

Video: Kurt Busch Backs HARD Into Outside Wall in Final Round Qualifying at Pocono

The 43-year old Busch sits 17th in the current NASCAR Cup Series championship standings and has five top-five finishes and eight top-10s so far this year.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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