Kyle Busch was happy Sunday night. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had just survived his biggest challenge this season, competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race is NASCAR’s longest and a test for not only machines but drivers as well. It was made even harder for Busch as it was his first full Sprint Cup race back since a three month layoff.
Busch was injured in the season opening NASCAR Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway. He suffered a compound fracture of his lower right leg and broken left foot. Busch missed the Daytona 500 and a total of 11 Sprint Cup races. His No. 18 JGR Toyota was driven by Matt Crafton at Daytona, then David Ragan for nine events, and 18-year-old Erik Jones at Kansas. He announced his return last week prior to the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte where he finished sixth.
His biggest test came Sunday in his first race to go the distance. MORE>>>