Kyle Busch suffered from heat stroke and carbon monoxide at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kyle Busch started 4th at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but that was the peak of his day. After getting into the wall early, he just chased the car around the banking.
He spun several times. Toward the end, he was the cause for 1/2 of the cautions in the entire race. The car was evil. At the same time, the car was hot and Carbon Monoxide was entering the cockpit through the crushed quarter panels.
But he didn’t quit. Kyle Busch remained on track. He’s in a NASCAR playoff fight and every point matters. He finished 29th in the Bank of America 500.
After the race, Kyle Busch exited the car and laid down on the astroturf. He was given an oxygen machine, a request he made to the crew from the inside of the car toward the end of the race.
“I’m alright. I’m better now,” Kyle Busch tells NBC Sports after he left the infield care center.
“I felt like I had heat stroke. From being inside the racecar for 200 laps with the crush panels knocked out of it. Obviously, it was my bad. Just trying to get a little bit too much, too early in the race.”
“I got up too high out of the groove. I put myself in the fence and just tore the right side off of it. My guys did a good job trying to get it back together.”
“It was evil out there for the rest of the day, just trying to make laps. We were just kinda hanging on. It was just a handful from there on out.”
“Literally, as soon as I hit it, just coasting around under caution, you could feel it about 50 degree’s hotter under caution. It just got so hot that literally, you felt like you’re going to puke.”
After the race Kyle Busch was just “Trying to get cooled back down and back to normal.”
“Yeah, of course. They said my CO is in the double digits. So, I was fightin’ some of that as well too.”
“That was just the hottest I’ve been in the car. I didn’t feel sick from the CO or anything like that. I just felt heat stroke.”
“I’ve had that before. Living out in Vegas, I’ve had that when you’re playing outside as a kid. So, I knew what it was, I knew what it felt like.”
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Drivers for Vegas
Kyle Busch, the Vegas native, has set up a funding website for the Vegas shooting victims.
Learn more: https://driversforvegas.com/