NASCAR gives Kyle Busch eligibility waiver for NASCAR Sprint Cup championship

Kyle Busch and wife Samantha (Getty Images)
Kyle Busch and wife Samantha (Getty Images)
Kyle Busch and wife Samantha (Getty Images)

NASCAR announced Wednesday that Kyle Busch will remain eligible to compete for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The news comes a day after Busch announced that he would return to NASCAR competition and race in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch has been sidelined since he sustained injures in a crash during this season opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on February 21. Busch suffered a compound fracture of his lower right leg and broken left foot. He underwent multiple surgeries and intensive physical therapy sessions.

Busch missed the season opening 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 drove it Saturday night at Kansas. Busch is also expected to be back in the car for the remainder of the season starting with the Coca-Cola 600 also at Charlotte Motor Speedway the following week. MORE>>>

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