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Kyle Busch Accident, Kurt's Assault Sidelines Brothers From Daytona 500

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NASCAR Nationwide Series racer Kyle Bush, left and NASCAR champion Kurt Bush, right. (Joe Marino-Bill/UPI/Landov; Ed Locke/UPI/Landov)

By    |   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 10:40 AM

Kyle Busch's accident sidelined him from the Daytona 500 opener Sunday, a race that also missed the auto racer's brother Kurt Busch, whose indefinite suspension for domestic violence was upheld by officials over the weekend.

Kyle Bush, 29, sustained a broken right leg and left foot at Saturday's Xfinity Series race after his Toyota Camry smashed into a concrete wall with eight laps remaining, according to The Associated Press. He reportedly underwent surgery and is recovering comfortably, Joe Gibbs Racing said in a statement.

The racer's 36-year-old brother, Kurt Busch, was also absent from Sunday's Daytona 500 after NASCAR appeals officials ruled Saturday night that his indefinite suspension should be upheld. The elder Busch brother allegedly assaulted ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll last fall.

"Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately," NASCAR said in a news release.

Kyle Busch's accident will sideline him "for an undetermined period of time," Joe Gibbs racing said in a statement.

"Veteran Matt Crafton will serve as the interim driver for Busch's No. 18 Toyota during Sunday's 57th Daytona 500. An interim driver has not been determined for the following race March 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, or for any future races," the statement continued.

Some attributed Bush's crash to a lack of barriers around the racetrack.

"Saturday night's chorus wasn't just made up of drivers," wrote Ryan McGee, of ESPN. "It also included crew chiefs, spotters, and mechanics. The loudest voices belonged to the wives and mothers. Mary Lou Hamlin, who saw her son, Denny, suffer a broken back at California's Auto Club Speedway in 2013, his physical reaction and collapse eerily similar to teammate Busch's on Saturday night."


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