Saturday During the NASCAR Xfinity race at COTA in Austin, Texas. Kyle Busch dominated the proceedings However, his dominance on the racetrack wasn’t showing what was really going on inside the car. Following his Xfinity victory, the 36-y-o confessed that he had to race with pain in his left foot.
Kyle Busch referred to the 2015 season, where he broke his foot in a head-on crash during the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona in 2015.
“I’ve got to give a huge shoutout to all the machine guys, all the CNC guys as well as the carbon guys. They helped me be able to get comfortable in the car this weekend for being able to come out here and run on the road course again,” Busch told Fox Sports in his post-race interview. “Little bit of ol’ 2015 started to flare up this past week.” – Said Kyle Busch
“It kind of reared up a little bit this week, and we were all scratching our heads as to what’s going on,” Busch said. “But thankfully we’ve made some pieces, some inserts and some stuff that helped remedy that so I could at least drive this weekend.”
Kyle Busch made a comment about 2015 coming back again in his postrace TV interview. What he meant was his left foot (broken in 2015) has been bothering him a bit this week. They made some sort of carbon piece to take the pressure off his foot when he pushes the brake pedal.
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Against all the odds, Kyle Busch roared to Victory Lane ahead of AJ Allmendinger, who was almost 11 seconds behind him in second place.