Timeline of Kyle Busch injury, recovery

Crash that broke his leg and foot, journey back to racing

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Nov. 22: Busch wins first Sprint Cup Series championship

In a season fit for the silver screen, Kyle Busch completes his emotional comeback from a devastating season-opening injury to capture his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. | Read the full story | Final 2015 standings

Nov. 22: Busch wins title with victory at Homestead-Miami

Driver Kyle Busch caps an amazing comeback, winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 to hold off fellow Championship 4 contenders Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr. | Read the full story | Complete race results

Aug. 9: Busch breaks into top 30 in drivers points standings

A runner-up finish at Watkins Glen pushed Kyle Busch into 30th place in the Sprint Cup points standings, a requirement of eligibility for him for the Chase. With four race wins under his belt, he must remain in the top 30 to make the Chase. | Read the full story | Full race results

July 11: Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky

A second win helps Kyle Busch‘s chances of cracking the top 30 in points, the second condition he must meet to make the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. | Read the full story | Full race results

June 28: Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup race at Sonoma

Needing victory to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Kyle Busch got the victory at Sonoma, a track that had been a concern as he continues to recover because the road course is so physically demanding. | Read the full story | Full race results

June 13: Kyle Busch wins XFINITY race at Michigan

Kyle Busch goes to Victory Lane in his first race back in the XFINITY Series after breaking his leg and left foot at Daytona. | Read the full story | Full race results

May 24: Kyle Busch completes Coca-Cola 600, finishes 11th

Kyle Busch makes his Sprint Cup points race debut for the season in the Coca-Cola 600, climbing to second place before fuel strategy led to an 11th-place finish. | Read the full story

May 18: Kyle, Samantha Busch welcome first baby

Driver Kyle Busch and his wife, Samantha, had their first child, a boy, at 9:45 p.m. May 18. Brexton Locke Busch is his name. | Read the full story

May 16: Busch finishes sixth in All-Star race

After a pleasing top-10 run in his first race back from leg and foot injuries, Kyle Busch looks forward to running in the Coca-Cola 600 | Read the full story

May 13: Kyle Busch granted Chase waiver

NASCAR has granted Kyle Busch a waiver for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Find out what he has to do to make the Chase. | Read the full story | Official NASCAR release | Cain: Making Chase will cap comeback

May 12: Kyle Busch announces return

After missing 11 events to open the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season following his injury at Daytona, Kyle Busch has set his return for the Sprint All-Star Race on May 16. | Read the full story | Drivers react to news of Busch’s return | Herman Unplugged: Reaction to Busch’s return | Busch’s return a hot topic at Dover test

May 9: Jones’ promising run crashes at Kansas

Making his first Sprint Cup start filling in for the injured Kyle Busch, Erik Jones was working on a great run at Kansas until he found the wall late in the race. | Read the full story 

April 16: Accident leads Busch to become unexpected safety advocate

NASCAR.com’s Holly Cain tells the story of how Kyle Busch‘s wreck at Daytona has changed the Joe Gibbs Racing driver into a saftey advocate for the sport. Busch talks about how impressed he was of the breadth and depth of detailed information that has been gathered from his accident. | Read the full story 

April 16: Busch family bonds, finds strength in recovery

With a baby on the way, the Busch family discuss how they’ve worked as a team to recover from Kyle’s injury while prepping to expand their family. The parents-to-be explain that it hasn’t been easy, but they’re counting their blessings. | Read the full story 

April 15: Kyle Busch analyzes tape of his wreck

Kyle Busch holds his first press conference after his crash at Daytona and uses video to break down his thought process as the wreck unfolded. His doctors are pleased with his progress, but he has no timeline for returning to driving. | Read the full story | Herman Unplugged: Busch should sit out 2015

April 15: Kyle Busch responds to Keselowski blog

During his first press conference after his Daytona crash, Kyle Busch also addressed his long-running feud with fellow Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski. | Watch the video | More on Keselowski’s blog

April 15: Kyle Busch, wife discuss crash, impending parenthood

In an interview with Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC, Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha discussed the driver’s accident at Daytona in February | Read the full story

March 20: Kyle Busch takes next step in recovery

Kyle Busch posts a video on Facebook of himself moving around a bit with the aid of a walker, along with encouragement from his wife, Samantha, and their dog. | Read the full story

March 17: KBM drivers keep in touch

Daniel Suarez says his team owner’s advice is invaluable. And Justin Boston reports Busch is ‘recovering quickly.’ | Read the full story

March 14: Kurt Busch hopes brother doesn’t rush return

Kurt Busch says, ‘You can’t rush the healing of bones and surgeries.’ And teammate Denny Hamlin says Kyle Busch is staying engaged with the No. 18 team despite being sidelined. | Read the full story

March 11: Kyle Busch, Samantha, visit KBM

Kyle Busch and his wife, Samantha, take a field trip to Kyle Busch Motorsports and tell the team, ‘Progress is going well.’ | Read the full story

March 10: Busch gets walking boots

Kyle Busch gets soft casts removed from both legs and moves up to walking boots, which Samantha Busch dubs ‘Terminator boots’ in a Twitter photo. | Read the full story

March 2: Subs announced for No. 54 XFINITY Toyota

Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Boris Said are tapped as substitute drivers for Kyle Busch in the No. 54 NASCAR XFINITY Series Toyota. "Get Well Kyle" stickers adorn the No. 54. | Read the full story

Feb. 27: Kyle Busch heads home after second surgery

After a second surgery to treat his injuries, Kyle Busch was in a Charlotte hospital for observation for two days before being cleared to go home. The No. 18 racing team put a "Get well Kyle" on the rear bumper of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for the Atlanta race. | Read the full story

Feb. 25: Kyle Busch has successful surgery on left foot

Joe Gibbs Racing announces that Kyle Busch underwent a successful surgery on his left foot at a Charlotte hospital. | Read the full story

Feb. 24: Kyle Busch leaves Florida hospital

Kyle Busch was released from Halifax Health Medical Center. He boarded a plane on a stretcher and was transferred to a North Carolina hospital for further treatment of multiple leg injuries. | Read the full story

Feb. 24: David Ragan to sub for Kyle Busch

Joe Gibbs Racing announces that David Ragan will sub for the injured Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Toyota for several weeks, starting at Atlanta Motor Speedway. | Read the full story

Feb. 24: ISC working on ‘significant plan’ for safer barriers

In the wake of Kyle Busch‘s severe crash and resulting injuries during the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway, International Speedway Corporation announces a plan to expand its use of impact-diffusing barriers at its 12 tracks. | Read the full story

Feb. 22: Joe Gibbs says Busch’s surgery went well

Team owner Joe Gibbs gives an update on Kyle Busch‘s status after surgery and says he is ‘resting comfortably.’ Doctors reported that things went well with surgery on Busch’s lower right leg. | Read the full story

Feb. 22: Samantha Busch gives update from hospital

Samantha Busch posts a selfie with Kyle Busch from his hospital bed on Twitter with a tweet saying, "Getting ready to watch the Daytona 500! Cheering on our 18 boys!" | Read the full story

Feb. 21: Drivers wish Kyle Busch well after hard hit

Kyle Busch is taken to the hospital by ambulance after a big wreck during the XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Fellow drivers sent well-wishes via Twitter. | Read the full story

Feb. 21: Hard hit sidelines Kyle Busch for Daytona 500

A crash in the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race caused NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch to miss the Daytona 500 after suffering injuries to his right leg and left foot a day before the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway. | Read the full story