Kyle Busch announced some exciting news early Tuesday morning. The driver, who has been sidelined since his accident at Daytona International Speedway in February, has been cleared to race in the Sprint All-Star race beginning this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch’s announcement was accompanied by a tweet, one that included a video promoting his return to the sport.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) May 12, 2015
Busch has been replaced by numerous drivers throughout the 11 races he missed. Matt Crafton, who’s a two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, filled in for the Las Vegas native in the Daytona 500. David Ragan moved over from Front Row Motorsports up until last weekend at Kansas Speedway where Erik Jones made his Sprint Cup debut.
Up until today’s news, it was unknown when Busch could possibly return to racing. During his press conference a few weeks ago, Busch said his priority would be the Sprint Cup Series until things get stronger. It is unknown at this time when he could possibly step into the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity series races. NASCAR, for its part has not announced whether Busch would still be Chase eligible should he win a race this season and climb back into the top 30 in Sprint Cup points.