Kyle Busch is out indefinitely due to a right leg injury sustained during Saturday evening’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
Busch, who was driving the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, was in contention with nine laps to go when a wreck occurred behind him. He got loose, and his left front tire blew. This caused the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular to skid across the grass and hit the inside wall head-on. The wall had no SAFER barriers.
When trying to get out of his car, Busch struggled and required help. He rested on the ground and talked about his injury with the medical personnel. He was loaded onto a stretcher and rushed to the local hospital.
Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement Saturday night that revealed Busch suffered a compound fracture to his lower right leg. He also fractured his left foot. Busch is currently undergoing surgery.
Matt Crafton, who races the No. 88 Toyota in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, will run the No. 18 in Sunday’s Daytona 500. An intern driver for the remainer of Busch’s absence has not been named.
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