The #45 Toyota Camry TRD will not see Kurt Bosch’s return at the Richmond Raceway. The 2004 Cup Series champion has confirmed he will miss his fourth consecutive race due to an accident at Pocono Raceway.
“Brain injury recovery does not always take a linear path,” Bush said in a statement On August 10 “I feel good in my recovery, but this week I have pressed to get my heart rate and body up in a racing simulator type environment, and obviously not ready to get back into the race car.
“This has been by far the toughest week emotionally because I can feel the progress of my recovery, but the race is so demanding physically and mentally, and my body is not 100% able to withstand the extreme racing conditions.
Bush continued: “I am making progress and pushing hard every day.” “My team of doctors encourage me, and we will continue to do whatever it takes to reach 100% to get back into the competition. Thank you everyone for the continued support and best of luck to Team 45 and Ty this weekend in Richmond.”
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Ty Gibbs stays unique
Gibbs, who races full time in the Xfinity Series, was the right driver to race 23XI Racing. He has started three times in the #45 Toyota Camry TRD while having a best finish of 10th at Michigan International Speedway.
Gibbs stays unique. He doesn’t have a set timetable for the trophy series to start. Instead, he just has to wait for the call to inform him that he’ll need to head to any next route and take on Busch’s duties.
“But for me, I’m just here, and if I can drive, I can drive,” Gibbs explained during his August 9 appearance onDel Junior DownloadPodcasting. “If I can’t drive, I want to learn. I run the simulation making sure that I… in case I get the call. “
Gibbs added that there is no set date each week when he will receive the call to replace Busch. This may happen early in the week, or it will be more of a last minute standby like at Pocono Raceway. His job is just to make sure he’s ready by studying the movie and working in the simulator.
Gibbs has a chance in front of him
Gibbs continues to gain experience in Cup Series cars, albeit for some reason no one likes, and he seems to be making strides every week. Gibbs even told Dale Earnhardt Jr. that he could have finished fifth or sixth at the Michigan International Raceway if he hadn’t speeded down a pit road during the final stage.
Gibbs would now have a great chance of success. It will head to Richmond Raceway, a track where Toyota has been particularly strong. This includes the April 3 race when Christopher Bell led 63 laps, Martin Truex Jr. 80, and Denny Hamlin won.
Gibbs has no experience in the Cup Series at Richmond Raceway, but he has made moves on the short track in the Xfinity Series. His first start on the track resulted in him finishing seventh, then he followed up with a win in his second start.
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