The Busch brothers, Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch have been the modern-day greats of the sport and been the flag bearers of NASCAR’s achievements in the 21st century. The two brothers have three cup championship win among them, with Kurt Busch winning it in 2004 and Kyle Busch getting there twice in 2015 and 2019.
The Busch brothers now represent the Toyota contingent in the cup series where Kyle Busch drives the No:18 Camry of Joe Gibbs Racing while Kurt sports the No:45 Camry of 23X1 Racing, the second and newest Toyota team on the track. While both the drivers have secured the playoff spots for this season Kurt Busch might be on the way to getting excluded from it if he isn’t able to get back to his 100%.
Kurt Busch has missed the last four cup races of the 2022 season due to the concussion he suffered at his qualification run at Pocono. He was replaced in the No:45 car by the young JGR prodigy Ty Gibbs who will surely replace Kurt in Watkins Glen this coming Sunday if he failed to get back this 100% and secures NASCAR clearance.
Find out what Kyle Busch had to say about Kurt’s situation
Kurt Busch talking to the media at Richmond on Saturday, before his disappointing outside the Top 30 finish on Sunday, acknowledged that he wants Kurt to be able to do whatever he wants the way he wants it to be. He added that he did have a conversation with Kurt where they were in agreement that going out now after the Pocono qualifying crash isn’t the best way to go and pointed out that he wishes to see him getting better soon.
“I want him to be able to do what he wants to do and go out the way he wants to go out. “ He and I just had a conversation where he’s like, ‘A Pocono qualifying crash isn’t necessarily the best way of going out.’ I’m like, ‘You’re 1,000 percent right.’ So I just wish him the best that he can continue to get better and feel better and get through the processes of what this is,” Kyle Busch said.
Kyle Busch went on to speak about the injury his brother suffered where he suggested that unlike a normal injury that happens to an arm or leg Kurt had an injury to his melon on top of the head, which is a very important part of the body now and for the future. He added that he just hope that Kurt Busch will be back as soon as he can and as safe as it possible.
“It’s nothing like breaking a bone and being out with an arm injury or leg injury, foot injury, anything like that. Obviously, it’s the melon [brain] on top of your head that’s very important to your well-being going forward. And so I just hope that all of that can go well for Kurt and he can get back as soon and as safely as possible,” Kyle Busch added.
Could Kurt Busch be able to get back to 100% before the post-season starts?