The same day Kyle Busch leaves an area hospital in Florida, Joe Gibbs Racing announces who will strap in behind the wheel of his No. 18 Toyota Camry for an unknown period of time.
According to the team’s release, David Ragan “will pilot the No. 18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota for at least the next several weeks.” Currently there is no timetable on Busch’s recovery.
Busch, who was injured in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, suffered a compound fracture in his lower right leg and a broken left foot.
Ragan’s move was accommodated by Front Row Motorsports, the team he currently drives for, and sponsor CSX.
In addition, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular and part-time Xfinity Series driver Erik Jones has been named the driver of the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in Saturday’s Xfinity race at Atlanta.
Announcements about additional substitute drivers for the No. 54 Toyota in the Xfinity Series will be made at a later date.