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NASCAR Cup: Kyle Busch receives medical attention at Charlotte

Kyle Busch (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kyle Busch (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)


Kyle Busch was treated by medical personnel at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., for heat stroke-like symptoms and elevated carbon monoxide inhalation Sunday following the Bank of America 500 in which Busch hit the retaining wall multiple times, resulting in three cautions, in the final two thirds of the race.

“They said my CO was in the double digits, so obviously, I was fighting that, too,’’ Busch said, according to an NBC report. “That was just the hottest I’ve been in the car.’’

Damage to the crush panels in the No. 188 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota because of the multiple incidents resulted in Busch enduring more exhaust entering the cockpit, and humid conditions resulted in multiple drivers receiving treatment at the track’s infield care center after the race that was scheduled for 334 laps but was extended to 337 laps by an overtime restart.

“Coasting under caution, you could feel it being about 50 degrees hotter inside the car, Busch said. “It just got so hot that it felt like you were going to puke.’’

Busch remained in his race car until the checkered flag, but after the race, he climbed out of his car and lay down in an area of artificial turf near his car until he was assisted by safety/medical personnel. Then, he was treated at the infield care center for approximately 45 minutes.

“I got heat soaked and felt like I had a heat stroke just with being inside the race car for 200 laps with the crush panels knocked out of it,’’ Busch said.

Busch finished the race 29th, six laps down, and after the race, he attributed his problems to the PJ1 traction compound.

“Whatever you want to call it, I got in the slick stuff,’’ Busch said.

Busch also crashed in opening practice Friday.

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