Kyle ‘Rowdy’ Busch was scheduled to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Watkins Glen International for his final start of the 2020 campaign. Now there will be no race, and he can’t compete in the replacement event either.
Busch was set to make his fifth and final start of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series campaign at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, August 15.
The 35-y-o has already competed in the races at Phoenix Raceway, Darlington Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Texas Motor Speedway.
However, now that scheduled fifth start won’t happen for the No. 18 Las Vegas, born Nevada native, at least not at the planned venue — or even on the planned date.
Sterner restrictions on full-time NASCAR Cup Series drivers with over five years of experience at Racing’s top level of competition restrict Kyle Busch from competing in more than five race events at the sport’s second-highest level of competition. This limit had been 10 races in 2017 and then seven races in 2018 and 2019 before yet another reduction ahead of the 2020 campaign.