Kurt Busch is not yet ready to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series. He posted an update on his health on Wednesday.
Busch has been sidelined since July 23 due to concussion-like symptoms. Unfortunately for Busch, his recovery process is taking longer than he expected.
“Recovery from brain injury does not always take a linear path,” Busch wrote. “I’ve felt good in my recovery, but this week I’ve struggled to get my heart rate and my body in a race simulation environment, and it’s clear I’m not ready to get back in the race car.
“This was by far the hardest week emotionally because I feel the progression of recovery, but races require extreme physical and mental effort and my body is not 100% able to withstand the intense conditions of the race” .
NASCAR fans want to see Busch back in action as soon as possible, but know his health should be his priority. That’s why they want him to take the time he needs.
With Busch not ready to race, Ty Gibbs will be behind the wheel of the No. 45 Toyota at Richmond Raceway this weekend.
This Sunday’s race will be the fourth start of the Gibbs Cup.