Kurt Busch was ruled out of the last 4 NASCAR Cup Series races after an injury

It looks like Busch will not return to the driver's seat for the rest of the season.

NASCAR star announced Thursday afternoon

That he would miss the remainder of the regular season.

At Watkins Glen International and Daytona International Speedway

The Cup will miss the two remaining races of the series.

Bush said in a statement Thursday, "As much as I want to get back in the car,

I need to run 100 percent. I all the people of 23XI,

Indebted to all our partners, my fellow competitors and fans."