Kurt Busch has been absent from the NASCAR scene since the Pocono Raceway crash. Since then, he has had concussion-like symptoms. During the Paint the Wall Pink event, Busch talked about a potential comeback and how he feels right now: "I’m doing good," he said, as quoted by motorsport.com "You know, each week is progress and I feel good and I don’t know why I’ll be back.
Time has been the challenge. Father Time is the one in charge on this one. Yeah, I feel hopeful. I know that I have more doctor visits and more distance to go, and I keep pushing each week. TPC, Toyota Performance Center, has been a group of angels that have helped with the workouts and the vestibular workouts.
Nutrition as well. The different supplements and things to help everything rebalance with my vision, my hearing, and just overall balance in general."
Kurt Busch and his 'beggining days'
Busch is not in an easy situation and this reminds him of some 'old' days.
"It brought my back to my beginning days. This is something I never knew would happen as far as like an injury. I never knew I would make it in racing, and you keep pushing based off of your instincts and the village of people around you.
Whether it’s the race team in 23XI who has been tremendous, or Toyota, Monster Energy. It reminds me of the beginning as I don’t know what journey I’m on but I’m gonna keep pushing."
It will take time to fully recover, considering that everyone has different symptoms and no injury is the same.
"Each situation is different," he explained. "Similar to breast cancer survivors, not every story is the same. Not every injury is the same. There’s been a bunch of military guys who have reached out to me from all the years that I worked with their different foundations and you feel that village in its support.
It’s not just like a broken arm and you get the cast taken off and then you can go bench press 300 pounds. It’s a process of coming back."