Kyle Busch will return to NASCAR racing in this weekend’s All-Star event at Charlotte, three months after his leg-breaking Daytona crash.
Joe Gibbs Racing officials confirmed Tuesday morning that Busch – sidelined since February with a broken leg and foot – has medical clearance to return to on-track activity. He will return to his No. 18 Toyota beginning with Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch suffered a broken right leg and broken left foot when his car slammed into a part of the wall not protected by energy-absorbing SAFER barriers during the Feb. 21 season-opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. He has missed the first 11 races of the Cup season.
Busch is expected to received a medical waiver for missing the races but NASCAR has yet to decide whether it will waive the rule that drivers must be in the Top 30 of series points to use any wins to make the championship Chase.
Busch broke the news of his return first on his Twitter feed, which included a short video of him donning his driver’s suit.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) May 12, 2015