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Kyle Busch Eligible to Win NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Despite Injury Absence

NASCAR announced Wednesday that Kyle Busch is still eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup despite missing time due to leg and foot injuries.   A statement posted on the governing body's official site noted it had waived the rule that a driver must compete in all events to make the Chase. NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O'Donnell explained the decision, per the release: On behalf of everyone at NASCAR, it's great to have Kyle Busch back racing. Our decision to grant Kyle a waiver that allows him to continue running for a championship is one we discussed extensively. The spirit of the rule never was designed to punish drivers who are unable to compete due to extenuating circumstances such a...

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