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Kurt Busch unable to race at Michigan, still battling concussion-like symptoms

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Kurt Busch will miss Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 race at Michigan International Speedway as he is still recovering from a concussion.

Busch was injured after crashing during qualifying on July 23 at Pocono Raceway.

He has missed the last two races with concussion-like symptoms.

Ty Gibbs will replace Busch in 23XI Racing’s No. 45 Toyota.

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Ty Gibbs driving for the injured Kurt Busch before the NASCAR Cup Series M and Ms Fan Appreciation 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on July 24, 2022.
(Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“I keep improving every day,” Bush wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. We know, we’re working hard to get back to 100%, thank you for your continued support and look forward to getting back on track soon.”

Bush played Wednesday’s game for Charlotte FC. He was told by doctors to seek stimulation, and he was seen drumming at Bank of America Stadium.

Kurt Busch's #45 spins during the NASCAR Cup Series Qualifier at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on July 23, 2022.

Kurt Busch’s #45 spins during the NASCAR Cup Series Qualifier at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on July 23, 2022.
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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23XI Racing said in a statement: “We are looking forward to 100% recovery and getting back on track.

Gibbs finished 17th at Pocono and Indianapolis. Michigan will be his first traditional oval in the NASCAR Cup Series his race.

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota, hands out to fans on the driver introduction stage before the NASCAR Cup Series Alley 400 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee on June 26, 2022. waving

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota, hands out to fans on the driver introduction stage before the NASCAR Cup Series Alley 400 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee on June 26, 2022. waving
(Logan Riley/Getty Images)

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Bush is waiving his right to retain his place on the NASCAR playoff field if he qualifies. He has a spot based on his May win in Kansas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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