Joe Gibbs says he is not sure how long NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will be out with a broken leg and foot after crashing during an Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
Busch broke his lower right leg and a bone in the middle of his left foot when he crashed head-on into an interior wall with eight laps left in the race, causing him to miss Sunday’s Daytona 500. Matt Crafton, who is a two-time Truck Series champion, took Busch’s place in the race and finished 18th.
"Time or length, I haven't really, I don't have a good understanding with that from the doctors," Gibbs said.
Gibbs, the owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, said Busch's foot will be examined when he returns to Charlotte, where he will be seen by Dr. Robert Anderson.
"The lower part of his leg is all taken care of, and we'll have Dr. Anderson and his group look at the foot," Gibbs said. "As far as going back to Charlotte, we are on standby with the plane. Whenever he feels like he can travel, we'll get him back to Charlotte."
Busch has 29 wins in 11 seasons as a Sprint Cup Series driver, plus 70 more wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
- Scooby Axson