Kurt Busch's decision on the next 2 races is announced

NASCAR driver Kurt Bush said I'm not ready to get back in the race car".

Unfortunately, an extra week of rest and recovery hasn't done enough.

On Thursday afternoon, Bush announced that he was dropping out of the next two races.

"I have focused all my efforts on getting better," Bush said in a statement.

And to focus solely on his recovery on trying to come back for the playoffs,

I will not be competing in the next two races at Watkins Glen and Daytona.

"This decision was not an easy one, but the right one," Bush's statement continued.

"I need to be racing at 100%. I know Ty will continue to do a good job in my absence,

And I appreciate the competition you've brought to the track."

Bush said that his goal is to get back in his car for the start of the playoffs.