Reactions to Kurt Busch's absence from the NASCAR grid

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the Toyota driver said he has not been permitted to race again until next Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Symptoms of a concussion have kept Busch out of action since an incident at Pocono Raceway on July 23 left him with concussion-like symptoms.

As Busch said on Twitter, he's "working hard to get back to 100 percent" and intends to participate at Richmond Raceway on August 14th, according to his statement.

When asked whether they were looking forward to having Busch back behind the wheel of the No. 45 car, Busch's 23XI Racing team said, "Yes."

Despite the fact that fans wanted they could see Busch in action this weekend, they hoped he would recover quickly.

Once again, Busch's replacement will be Ty Gibbs, the 19-year-old grandson of Joe Gibbs. At Pocono and Indianapolis, he's finished in the top 20 twice.

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