Kyle Busch injured in crash at Daytona

Kyle Busch is sent crashing late Saturday at Daytona.
Kyle Busch is sent crashing late Saturday at Daytona.
Kyle Busch is sent crashing late Saturday at Daytona.

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was injured in a crash near the end of the NASCAR Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night and will miss the 2105 Daytona 500. Busch driving a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was running near the front of the lead group of 12 cars entering turn 1. Busch got into the rear of the car ahead of him then glanced off the side his a car beside him. The Toyota shot across a paved area then a grassy area before rocketing into an inside wall.

Busch could be seen trying to climb from the car as rescue crews got to him. Busch sat on the windowsill of the car and appeared to be pointing inside the car. After a few moments he finished climbing from the car with assistance from rescue workers. He then slowly went down prone onto the grass. He remained there for nearly 10 minutes as rescue workers stabilized him on a stretcher with the focus on his lower right leg.

The ambulance carrying Busch bypassed the infield car center and took the driver directly to the nearby Halifax Medical Center. The accident involved a total of 12 cars and resulted in a red flag period. Immediately after the accident social media began to light up with drivers and fans critical of NASCAR and the track for not having SAFER barriers, or soft walls in the area Busch crashed. MORE>>>

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