Clint Bowyer was visiting "The Morning Drive" on SiriusXM when he was asked about Kyle Busch's medical waiver from the Daytona accident, which left him with a broken right leg and left foot. Listen to what he had to say.
Kyle Busch explains, in detail, his wreck in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
For the first time publicly, Kyle Busch address the media about his injuries suffered in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway in February.
Kyle Busch reacts to a blog that Brad Keselowski wrote about the relationship between the two drivers in March.
Driver posts video on Facebook of him moving around a bit Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch has taken the next step in his recovery -- quite literally. On his Facebook account, Busch posted a video of him moving around with the aid of a walker, while also getting some encouragement from his and his wife Samantha's pet dog. Early last week, Busch traded in his soft casts for walking boots. The 29-year-old driver is recovering from a compound fracture of the right lower leg and left mid-foot fracture, injuries that were suffered in a wreck in the latter laps of the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway . There is no specific timetable for Busch , who is recovering at home, to get back behind the wheel. Busch and his wife also took a "field trip" last week to Kyle Busch Motorsports, the three-truck team that Busch owns, which competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The couple is also expecting their first child in May. David Ragan is currently subbing in the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. Denny Hamlin , Erik Jones and Boris Said will fill in for Busch in the No. 54 Toyota for JGR in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. See the video of Busch walking below. Post by Kyle Busch . MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
JGR driver gets walking boots as recovery continues Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live Kyle Busch continues to make progress in his recovery, and his wife, Samantha Busch , marked the latest update on her Twitter account. Ya!!! My mummy man is now a robot! Bye soft casts, hello terminator boots! Making progress pic.twitter.com/44kcWowKge — Samantha Busch (@SamanthaBusch) March 10, 2015 Busch has traded in his soft casts for walking boots. The 29-year-old driver is recovering from a compound fracture of the right lower leg and left mid-foot fracture, injuries that were suffered in a wreck in the latter laps of the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway . There was no specific timetable for Busch , who is recovering from home, to get back behind the wheel. Last week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was in Busch's hometown of Las Vegas and the winner of 29 Sprint Cup races missed the event for the first time in his premier series career, which began in 2004. David Ragan is currently subbing in the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. Denny Hamlin , Erik Jones and Boris Said will fill in for Busch in the No. 54 Toyota for JGR in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Busch has thanked his fans on Twitter numerous times in the past week for all their support through this time. Thx everyone 4 all the get well wishes! Your support means a lot 2 me. pic.twitter.com/2TEDGeUDLh — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) March 5, 2015 Thx 2 all that signed the get well banner at the @mmschocolate souvenir hauler this weekend n Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/rPOLDGijdX — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) March 9, 2015 MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Driver earned career-best second-place finish in this race last year Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live FONTANA, Calif. -- Ending his first full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series as the 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year with eight top-fives and 17 top-10 finishes along with one Coors Light Pole Award, Kyle Larson is still searching for more -- a win. It was last year's Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Spedway when the California native's racing abilities truly began to shine. Rightfully earning the admiration of NASCAR veteran Kyle Busch , Larson came up second to Busch in the 2014 Auto Club 400 after fighting hard in the final laps. Busch was able hold Larson off as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver crossed the finish line .214 seconds ahead of the then-rookie, who had won the NASCAR XFINITY Series race just one day earlier. Now, with Busch being sidelined for injuries sustained in this year's opening XFINITY Series race at Daytona, it begs the question -- what driver will be holding off Larson for the lead this year? "There's a lot of good cars and (Kevin) Harvick has definitely been strong so far this season, so I'm sure he'll be the one to beat," Larson said on Friday at the Auto Club Speedway . Though 2014 Sprint Cup Series champion Harvick has displayed nothing but dominance so far this season, Larson has already earned himself two top-10 finishes and will start fifth in the field for Sunday's Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX). "I like this place," Larson said. "It's tricky because of all the seams and it's got a pretty worn out surface and you have to search around for all the grip, but it seems to suit my driving style." The 22-year-old will get plenty of practice on the oldest asphalt on the Sprint Cup Series schedule when he runs in Saturday's Drive4Clots.com 300 (4 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1), the race that gave Larson the first XFINITY Series win of his career. But Larson's run in Saturday's XFINITY Series race will see him start in a backup car as the No. 42 driver spun out in opening practice after Mike Bliss dropped oil on the track, forcing Larson to make the move. "We should be OK," Larson said. "I got to make one lap in (the backup car) afterward and it felt fine so hats off to my guys for getting me back out there in that practice to make one lap, that gives me some extra confidence to qualify." Once the XFINITY Series race is over, Larson will have one thing on his mind: proving that he's the car to beat in Sunday's race. Larson's crew chief Chris Heroy jokingly recalled a request Larson made after coming up short to Busch last year. "He came on the radio and asked me if he could do a burnout," Heroy said after the 2014 Auto Club 400 . "I told him, 'Next time, if things work out.'" Perhaps Larson's "next time" is now. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Big brother touches on younger brother's recovery, mindset Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Even though Kyle Busch is away from the track due to an injury, he is not far from the minds of teammates and his brother. Kyle continues to recover from a compound fracture to his right lower leg and a mid-foot fracture of his left foot suffered in a late-race accident in the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener at Daytona International Speedway . His brother, Kurt, who was reinstated by NASCAR on Wednesday after being suspended last month for two violations in the NASCAR Rule Book -- Actions detrimental to stock car racing and 12.8: Behavioral penalty -- touched on his interaction with Kyle following Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway . "I saw Kyle right when he came back to Charlotte before he had his second surgery. He seemed in good spirits. And the steps for him, what makes him tough, is that he wants in his head to get back to the track as soon as possible." Denny Hamlin says that despite being sidelined his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate is staying engaged. "He seems well. He’s somewhat chatty through the texts that we have. He's definitely paying a lot of attention to the races and what he sees from the outside. I think he’s very engaged and obviously making the best of the situation that he’s got." To that end, Kyle took a field trip with his wife Samantha to Kyle Busch Motorsports, which fields three entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, on Wednesday. The couple, who are expecting their first child in May, posted a video of the trip on social media. Missing time in the car can change your outlook, Hamlin added, referring to when he missed four races in 2013 due to a compression fracture in his lower back. "I know when I was out two years ago, it just gives you a different perspective and a different way to look at things. I’m sure coming back he’ll probably be a lot more appreciative of the time he’s got inside that race car because he knows how quickly it can go away." Earlier in the week, Kyle traded in his soft casts for walking boots. But there is no specific timetable for him to get back behind the wheel. And rushing to return is the one thing big brother Kurt doesn't want to see Kyle do. "You can't rush the healing of bones and surgeries. And so we have to keep track of him to give him things to do to keep his mind in a phase to where he's not trying to rush it. "We got to hopefully see him progress at the right pace and then show up back at the track and try to get the best out of 2015 that he can. But overall, he's taking it very well and I think he's, I can't say that he's ahead of schedule but just listening to Tony Stewart , on how he broke his leg. How Kyle broke his leg and my mom, she broke her leg a couple years ago. So she's got her experience. And when my mom's telling you what's going on, she's the main doctor." MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Driver, wife post tweet during visit to Kyle Busch Motorsports
Former Cup champion will start first in second race back from suspension Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live RELATED: See the lineup for Sunday FONTANA, Calif. -- One week removed from his return from a three-race suspension, Kurt Busch rewarded the unwavering support from Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Gene Haas by putting his No. 41 Chevrolet on the pole for Sunday's Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX). "It's amazing to do this in Gene Haas' back yard," said Busch , who streaked around two-mile Auto Club Speedway in 38.889 seconds (185.142 mph) during the third and final round of Friday's knockout qualifying for the fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. A day after making an appearance at the Haas Automation headquarters in nearby Oxnard, Busch won his record fourth Coors Light Pole Award at Auto Club Speedway and the 17th of his career. In winning his first pole since May 2013 at Darlington, Busch edged Stewart-Haas teammate and reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick (185.047 mph) by .020 seconds. Behind the Stewart-Haas sweep of the front row, Matt Kenseth qualified third at 184.966 mph, followed by David Ragan (184.886 mph) and Kyle Larson (184.337 mph). At the track closest to Toyota Racing Development's home in Costa Mesa, four Toyota drivers made the top 12 on the grid -- Kenseth, Ragan, Denny Hamlin (sixth) and Clint Bowyer (10th). "This is huge for Gene Haas," said Busch , who was suspended by NASCAR in the wake of allegations of domestic violence against former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and the finding of a State of Delaware Family Court commissioner that, more likely than not, Busch had committed an act of domestic abuse. "Thank you, Gene, for believing in me. This is my job. Come to the track, drive the car and put it up on the pole and go for wins. "That is what Gene has told me to do from the get-go, and I'm glad I have this chance to go back out there and live up to why he hired me. It feels good. The guys were just spot-on all day with all the adjustments. The car started off so fast and it is all due to the work back at the shop. Thank you Stewart-Haas Racing . Appreciate it. No. 41 car up front feels good." NASCAR lifted Busch's suspension after he completed a reinstatement program and after the Delaware Department of Justice declined to file charges in the case, citing insufficient evidence. Since his return, Busch has been fast on the race track, qualifying eighth and finishing fifth last week at Phoenix and winning the pole at Fontana on Friday. Harvick, who is trying for a sweep of the three races on NASCAR’s West Coast swing -- Las Vegas, Phoenix and Fontana -- had a good lap going before abandoning his intended line because of cars rolling slowly on the apron. "I got down into Turn 3, and I was committed to the bottom, and there were three cars on the apron that were cooling off," Harvick explained. "I wanted to run the apron because I ran it in the second round and thought that I knew what I needed to do in the third round. "I got through (Turns) 1 and 2 fairly good, got to the green really good and then I had to abort down here. All-in-all, still a good effort." Notes: Jeff Gordon will start seventh in his final run at Fontana. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr . and Danica Patrick both made the top 24 in the first round of knockout qualifying but failed to advance to the final round. They will start 17th and 22nd, respectively. ... Travis Kvapil and Reed Sorenson failed to make the 43-car field. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule