Long Pond, Pennsylvania – Kurt Bosch Not authorized by NASCAR medical staff to compete in Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway, 23XI Racing driver replaced by 19-year-old Ty Gibbswho finished 18th in the race he won Denny Hamlin.
Bush, 43, who has hinted that next season will be his last NASCAR driver, tweeted that he experienced “concussion-like symptoms” from his injury during Saturday’s qualifying session.
“The Tests indicate Bush wrote.
– KurtBusch (@KurtBusch) 24 July 2022
Bosch, who took part in the 776th Career Cup, is the 2004 Series Champion and is in his first season leading a team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. He turned his #45 Toyota on Saturday and crashed into NASCAR’s safer guardrails.
23XI chose Gibbs, grandson of owner Joe Gibbs Racing and former NFL coach Joe Gibbs, to make his first start. Gibbs finished second in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday and third in the points standings.
Ty Gibbs said Sunday that he had to stop on the side of the highway and gather his thoughts when he got a call on Saturday to replace Busch. Gibbs is already back in North Carolina and hopping on the racing simulator until 1 a.m. to prime himself for the first time.
Gibbs has eight wins in 36 career Xfinity starts driving for a team owned by his grandfather.
In the pickup truck, he said, “I’m so grateful just to get into this whole thing. I wasn’t expecting it at all. It means so much. I would be very disciplined in these situations.” Gibbs also thanked Jordan for the opportunity – “I’ve always looked forward him” — but I haven’t spoken to the owner of NASCAR’s most famous team.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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