Kurt Busch is set to race his replacement, Ty Gibbs, on Michael Jordan’s NASCAR team, but there’s a catch

NASCAR fans can rejoice as Kurt Busch takes his first steps into racing since his concussion accident. However, it should be noted that it will not be real live racing on the track, but in the simulator arena. He and several other NASCAR drivers affiliated with Monster Energy will compete in a unique event.

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Busch will join Hailie Deegan, Riley Herbst and Ty Gibbs for this event. There they will join Luke ‘The Dingo’ Trembath for a live broadcast, as he races alongside them and interviews the drivers. Indeed, Trembath is hosting a show called Live and Unleashed with The Dingo, which is entering its second season.

Busch, Deegan, Gibbs and Herbst show off their driving skills to kick off the second episode of the second season.

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How will Kurt Busch and his fellow pilots compete?

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The format is such that there is a “round robin” style competition on iRacing. The idea here is to find the best “virtual” driver. For this, two pilots will compete, while the remaining pilots will be interviewed by The Dingo. Other special guests include two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip.

July 3, 2022; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (45) during the KWIK TRIP 250 at Road America. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

For even higher, Monster Energy revealed that they have more surprises in store, but are keeping a low profile. However, guesses suggest other details could include the cars used and the tracks to race on. The event will begin on October 6 at 9:00 AM PT on the Monster Energy Twitch channel.

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Since the race takes place this Thursday, that means it kicks off in preparation for the NASCAR race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Certainly, this will be an important weekend for both Herbst and Gibbs, as both are competing for the Xfinity Series playoffs. Gibbs can still breathe a little, as he is 49 points above the cut line. Herbst, on the other hand, is just below the cut line, 10 points behind Ryan Sieg.

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