Unfortunately, Kurt Busch will have to take another break. This will be the fourth race in which he will not participate. Busch suffered a brain injury during Pocono Raceway. He is still not ready to return to the track and will have a period of recovery ahead of him.
Everyone hopes that he could return in the near future. "Brain injury recovery doesn't always take a linear path. I've been feeling well in my recovery, but this week I pushed to get my heart rate and body in a race simulation type environment, and it's clear I'm not ready to be back in the race car." Busch is both happy and sad.
Happy because he felt great progress in his recovery, but sad because it's still not enough to be part of the race. "This was by far the hardest week emotionally because I do feel the progression of recovery, but racing requires an extreme physical and mental effort, and my body is not 100% able to sustain the intense race conditions.
I am making progress and pushing hard each day. I am encouraged by my team of doctors, and we will continue to do everything it takes to get me to 100% to return to competition."
He is grateful for the support he received from his fans, "Thanks to everyone for the continued support and best of luck to the 45 team and Ty (Gibbs) this weekend in Richmond." Ty Gibbs posted a story on social media and wished a quick recovery to his colleague.
He will give his maximum to show the quality in the team and to achieve a positive result. "My thoughts remain with Kurt and I wish him all the best as he continues to recover. He’s been a big help to me while I’m subbing and I hope to make him and the team proud this weekend in Richmond."
It is certain that they will miss a driver like Busch. His quality is undeniable.