Only three races remain in the regular season for the NACAR Cup Series.  But after wrecking his car during qualifying at Pocono Raceway and suffering from concussion symptoms, Kurt Busch has not been medically cleared to drive the race at Richmond Raceway.

On August 10, 23XI Racing announced that Busch would not be in the number 45 car for the fourth week in a row; adding that Xfinity Series driver Ty Gibbs would once again take over the driving duties this weekend at Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 while Busch is out.

NASCAR has stated that once Kurt Busch returns to racing and still qualifies for the playoffs, he will receive a waiver for the missed races and be allowed to compete in the playoffs.