Kyle Busch Tag

SPARTA, Ky. – Brad Keselowski held off Erik Jones and a charging Kyle Busch after a restart with 31 laps left and collected his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory of the season in Friday night’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway. A late two-tire call put Keselowski in front for a restart on Lap 170, and though the No. 22 Team Penske Ford ceded the lead to Jones for 22 circuits, Keselowski regained the top spot with a daring move to the inside through traffic entering the tri-oval on Lap 92Read More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. endured a weekend of rain, a three-hour-plus pre-race delay, and nine caution flags to win the Coke-Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning. The race ended at 2:41 a.m. and concluded with a large crash featuring Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet going airborne and smashing into the catch-fence near Turn 1 after he crossed the start-finish line. Dillon walked away from the wreck, the fourth major crash of the night. After being released from the infield care center, Dillon said heRead More
BROOKLYN, Mich. – In his first NASCAR XFINITY Series race back from a broken right leg and left foot, Kyle Busch proved conclusively that he hasn’t lost a step. Taking advantage of contact between the Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick and the Ford of polesitter Joey Logano—as those two drivers were battling for the lead—Busch passed Chase Elliott for the lead on lap 122 of 125 and held on to win Saturday’s Great Clips 250 at Michigan International Speedway. Busch’s series-best 71st victory, his second at the two-mile track, came nearlyRead More
CONCORD, N.C. – With a deft move with three laps left in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin delivered the first victory in the non-points showcase event to Joe Gibbs Racing and to Toyota. As he drove into Turn 1 to start Lap 107, with Kevin Harvick glued to his bumper and ready to make a run at the million-dollar first prize, Hamlin moved up a lane in the corner and took Harvick’s line away, causing Harvick’s No. 4 Chevrolet to lose momentum. “It wasRead More
CONCORD, N.C.— In his return to racing after a serious injury, Kyle Busch has a lot on his mind. First of all, he has to acclimate to the feel of the 2015 rules package on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race car and he has to do it immediately. Second, Busch has to figure out how to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, despite starting his season 11 races later than his rivals started theirs. Third, the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota willRead More
Kyle Busch
NASCAR announced today that Kyle Busch will be eligible to make the Chase for the Championship if he wins within the next fifteen races and break into the top 30 of the points standings. The waiver is granted to the Joe Gibbs Racing driver after missing the first 11 races of the season due to injuries sustained in an XFINITY Series crash at Daytona International Speedway back in February, a day prior to the Sprint Cup Series’ season opener, the Daytona 500. “Our decision to grant Kyle a waiver thatRead More
Returning to racing sooner than expected after an injury sustained at Daytona in February, Kyle Busch will see his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action of the year in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch fractured his right leg and left foot when his No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota slammed nose-first into a concrete wall in Turn 1 during a Feb. 21 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Busch underwent multiple surgeries and missed the first 11 Sprint Cup points races ofRead More
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that Erik Jones will fill in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starting at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015. This will mark the 18-year-old Byron, Michigan native’s first official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. “I’m pretty excited and grateful for the opportunity to drive the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series and make my debut for Joe Gibbs Racing. This is a really good opportunity for me. WeRead More
Brian France
RICHMOND, Va.—NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France couldn’t have been more emphatic when he met with the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday in New York City. Safety remains the sanctioning body’s number one priority, France said, and with that assertion came a ray of hope for Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, who was sidelined at Daytona International Speedway in February after a crash that broke his right leg and left foot. Busch’s No. 54 Toyota slammed nose-first into a concrete wall unprotected by SAFER barriers during a NASCARRead More
Kyle Busch Injury

Posted On April 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Kyle Busch Reflects on Daytona Wreck

A split second before his No. 54 Toyota slammed nose-first into a concrete wall inside Turn 1 at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch recalls saying to himself, “Oh, no, it’s not slowing down, it’s not slowing down—this is going to hurt, this is going to hurt.” That was an understatement. Busch has been sidelined with a broken right leg and broken left foot since his crash Feb. 21 in the Alert Today Florida 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona. On Wednesday at Joe Gibbs Racing’s headquarters in Huntersville, NorthRead More