Saturday, February 21, 2015

Kyle Busch Injured in Daytona Crash; Status for Daytona 500 Unknown

Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster energy Toyota, takes part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (February 20, 2015 - Source: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America)
A massive wreck with nine laps to go in Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway collected 10 cars and injured Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch.

The incident occurred as the field exited the tri-oval in a big pack and the No. 20 Toyota of Erik Jones turned toward the infield before snapping back up the track and into oncoming traffic.

Running right behind Jones, Busch's No. 54 Toyota shot down the track at full speed and hit the inside wall head-on. Busch was able to climb out of the car, but was immediately attended to by medical workers. The Sprint Cup Series regular was loaded onto a stretcher, with the focus on his right leg.

The wall Busch hit head-on at full speed did not appear to have a SAFER barrier. Busch was transported to a local hospital for further observation after complaining of pain in his right leg.

It wasn't immediately known if he would be able to compete in Sunday's Daytona 500. (FOX Sports)

UPDATE: Kyle Busch has been ruled out of to Daytona 500 due to right leg injury.