NASCAR, Daytona take responsibility for injury to Kyle Busch, vow to fix issues

The car of Kyle Busch comes to rest after crashing Saturday night.
The car of Kyle Busch comes to rest after crashing Saturday night.
The car of Kyle Busch comes to rest after crashing Saturday night.

Hours after NASCAR driver Kyle Busch suffered a compound fracture of his lower right leg, Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR vowed to make racetracks safer for all competitors. Busch was injured Saturday evening in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona.

Busch was racing a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 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 a car beside him. The Toyota shot across a paved area then a grassy area before rocketing into an inside wall.

Busch struggled to climb out of his heavily damaged Toyota as rescue crews got to him. He then laid down on the grass near his car and he appeared to be in pain. Rescue personnel stabilized his right leg and placed Busch on a stretcher. He was immediately transported by ambulance to nearby Halifax Medical Center. The wall Busch hit does not have the SAFER (steel and foam energy reduction) barrier on it. This drew immediate criticism from other drivers who took to social media to express their displeasure. MORE>>>

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