Kurt Busch and 23XI Racing have issued statements ahead of Indianapolis
This weekend, NASCAR returns to Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indianapolis Road Course is set to host NASCAR and Indycar.
Hear from Kurt Busch in the statement below.
Last weekend, Kurt Busch spun at Pocono Raceway. He backed the car into the fence in a heavy impact.
Busch didn’t return to the car for the rest of the weekend. He went under concussion protocol following an evaluation.
Ty Gibbs who runs full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series made his Cup Series debut in the No. 45 car. He’ll return to the No. 45 this weekend.
Kurt Busch comments
“After undergoing further medical evaluation this week, I have not been cleared to race Indy at this time,” Kurt Busch stated on Wednesday.
“I remain dedicated to focusing on my recovery and getting back on the track and will continue to work closely with NASCAR’s medical team and my own team of doctors.”
“I’m thankful to 23XI and my sponsors for supporting me and also putting my health first, and to Ty for stepping in to race the No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota Camry TRD.”
Busch concluded, “I am-proud of his debut and know he will represent the 45 well again this weekend.”
23XI Racing comments
“Following medical evaluations after his wreck at Pocono TRaceway last Saturday, Kurt Busch has not been cleared by the NASCAR medical team to return to competition this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course,” the team statement opened.
“Ty Gibbs will once again fill in for Kurt in the No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota Camry TRD. Kurt’s health is of the utmost importance to the team, and we will him all the best as he prepares for his return.”
“Kurt has been granted a medical waiver from NASCAR and remains eligible for the playoffs.”
They concluded, “The team will not be making any further comments about the matter at this time.”
Watch the Pocono crash video below.