Fans of Kyle Busch are going to have to wait a bit longer to see him race.
Busch, 30, has been out indefinitely following a severe crash in the February Xfinity Series race at Daytona that left him with broken bones in each leg.
As reported on Motorsport.com, Busch tested a late model last week, and is expected to test again this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway. The news fueled speculation that he would return to racing sooner than later, including rumors that he would run the CARS Tour race at Hickory this weekend.
Unfortunately for his fans, those rumors are false.
Busch used Twitter earlier this morning to confirm that he won’t be racing this weekend. In fact, he won’t return to racing until he’s back in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing.
I will NOT b racing this wked. When I return it will b 2 my M&M's Toyota 4 JGR. OFFICIAL release will come from KBM or JGR.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) May 4, 2015
There is no timetable for Busch’s return. However, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France has said that the sanctioning body would “more likely than not” grant Busch a waiver to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup if he can win a race and make the top 30 in points upon his return.
Busch has won at least one race in every season since his rookie year in 2005, including an eight-win 2008 campaign. He most recently won at Fontana on March 23, 2014.