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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kurt Busch said Tuesday he remains "hopeful" he will recover from a concussion in time to race again before the end of the NASCAR season.
The 2004 Cup champion has been sidelined since he crashed July 23 during qualifying at Pocono Raceway. He's so far missed 10 races - both Ty Gibbs and Bubba Wallace have driven the No. 45 Toyota for 23XI since Busch was injured - and withdrew his eligibility to participate in the playoffs.
"I'm doing good. Each week is better progress and I feel good and I don't know when I will be back, but time has been the challenge. Father Time is the one in charge on this one," Busch said.