‘No sense’ – NASCAR 23XI fan question decision to replace injured Kurt Bosch by rookie Ty Gibbs

Kurt Busch had a miserable qualifying session yesterday, crashing his car and giving his team an extra night of work, which they did by getting him a spare car. However, the veteran driver was still considered ineligible to participate in the race.

Why was that?

Well, Bosch took a good hit during his qualifying wreck, which left him with some concussions that didn’t heal properly in time. Following protocol in these situations, NASCAR has decided that he cannot participate in the race.


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This certainly surprised some fans, but what surprised them the most was Busch’s alternate driver. The driver from inside the Joe Gibbs Racing canopy, Ty Gibbs.

Now, ideally, Gibbs’ exchange for Busch should have excited most fans given how talented he is, and how he’s been leading so far this season.

But that wasn’t how fans reacted because they felt Gibbs wasn’t an expert, ready or simply deserving enough of a seat in a Cup car yet.

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What did Kurt Bosch say after being disqualified from the race in Pocono?

in statement Posting on his Twitter account, Kurt Busch expressed his appreciation for “great work” NASCAR puts the health and safety of drivers above all else. This was something the veteran wrote that he respected.

“I am still experiencing concussion-like symptoms from yesterday’s impact in qualifying. Tests show I am still recovering. I will continue to follow the recommendations of the medical team, and appreciate everyone’s support,The statement continued.


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“Thanks to 23X1 and their efforts, let’s get back on track in Indy!”

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 16: Kurt Busch, driver of #45 Monster Energy Toyota, during qualifying for the 64th Annual NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see how, despite the backlash, young Ty Gibbs sways in Kurt Busch’s place. He came close to winning the race less than 24 hours ago in the Xfinity Series.


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Can he do it again, this time in a Cup car?