Ty Gibbs Expresses His Gratitude to Denny Hamlin & Michael Jordan for Trusting Him to Replace Kurt Busch in Indianapolis

Published 07/28/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
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NASCAR Xfinity driver Ty Gibbs got his first taste of driving in the Cup series with 23XI. He replaced Kurt Busch at Pocono after Kurt crashed during qualifying. Now with the Indianapolis race coming up next week, once again Ty Gibbs has been called in to fill the shoes of Kurt Busch.

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Ty Gibbs took to Instagram to issue a statement regarding the upcoming Indianapolis race. In the image posted, Ty wrote, “I’m happy to help out 23XI Racing this week at Indianapolis, but again our thoughts are with Kurt and getting him healthy. He’s a good guy, and we all want him back soon. I like road course racing, and I think we’ll have a solid Monster Energy Toyota Camry TRD this week. I think the goals are the same as last week – just to complete the race and learn all we can. I want to thank Denny and MJ for the opportunity.”

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Following Joe Gibbs’s grandson’s first stint in the cup series, Ty is ought to be back next week at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Ty Gibbs is back in the number 45 car at Indy

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Kurt Busch still seems to be reeling from the effects of the injury he received during his Pocono qualifying crash. Due to the ongoing injury, he is not permitted to race at Indy this weekend. Hence, once again we get to see a young Ty take his seat.

Feb 20, 2021; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ty Gibbs (54) leads Jeremy Clements (51) during the Super Start Batteries 188 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Ty Gibbs has double duty for this weekend as he races both in his Xfinity Series as well the Cup Series. Ty thanked both, Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan for the opportunity they bestowed upon him.

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Kurt Busch turns 44 in about a week’s time and by this time he has completed a staggering 22 full seasons in the Cup Series. It would be fun to watch Ty Gibbs take over the 23XI car this weekend once more.

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Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog, 'Noobs Onboard', for a while now, covering NASCAR, F1, W Series, MotoGP, WRC and the WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade now, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

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