Kurt Busch will miss the start of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, and as a result, 23XI Racing has withdrawn its request for a playoff waiver for the No. 45.
Busch’s withdrawal means two playoff spots will be available this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
“As much as I wanted and hoped to be able to get back in the No. 45 car to make a playoff run with our team, it’s still not the right time,” Busch tweeted. “In addition to not being cleared to return to racing, I know that I am not ready to be back in the car.”
— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) August 25, 2022
An exact timetable for Busch’s return was not disclosed.
Ty Gibbs will continue to fill in for Busch at the races during which he is unavailable.
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