NASCAR World Reacts To Disappointing Kurt Busch News

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Kurt Bush will be sidelined for the rest of the regular season.

The NASCAR driver confirmed via a Twitter statement on Thursday that he will not be competing this weekend or next weekend.

The final two races of the season at Watkins Glen and Daytona, hoping to return in full force for the playoffs.

"As much as I want to get back in the car, the time is still not right," Bush wrote.

"Over the past few weeks, I've focused all my efforts on getting better.

And to focus solely on his recovery on trying to make a comeback for the playoffs,

I will not be competing in the next two races, Watkins Glen and Daytona."

Fans are disappointed to see the 23XI Racing member out of action,

But they realize that Bush's health should be their main concern.

This will be Bush's fifth and sixth straight run since suffering a head injury during a qualifying event at Pocono Raceway last month.

Ty Gibbs will continue to replace Bush.

He finished three consecutive top-20 spots before finishing 36th in Richmond last Sunday.

Bush remains 13th in the Cup Series standings.

And NASCAR allows him to remain eligible for the playoffs as long as he is one of 16 drivers to qualify.

With the fewest points of the seven drivers with a win,

If someone gets their first win of the season at Watkins Glen or Daytona they could lose their spot.