Kyle Busch calls on NASCAR, tracks to implement more safety improvements

Kyle Busch meets with the media Saturday at Daytona (Photo: Greg Engle)
Kyle Busch meets with the media Saturday at Daytona (Photo: Greg Engle)
Kyle Busch meets with the media Saturday at Daytona (Photo: Greg Engle)

Kyle Busch said Saturday that NASCAR and the tracks it races on need to do more to improve safety. Busch was speaking to the media for the first time since he returned to Daytona International Speedway. In February of this year Busch crashed during the season opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona breaking his right leg and left foot. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season undergoing two surgeries and extensive rehab.

The Speedway reacted by immediately covering the wall where he hit with a tire barrier on the same night after his accident.  In the weeks following tracks around the country began to study their own safety and many made improvements including the addition of SAFER barriers at many tracks.

Saturday International Speedway Corporation owner of Daytona and 11 other tracks issued a statement. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.