NASCAR: Kyle Busch replacement confirmed for Charlotte race

Kyle Busch, Kaulig Racing, Charlotte, NASCAR (Photo by David Jensen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, Kaulig Racing, Charlotte, NASCAR (Photo by David Jensen/Getty Images) /

Kyle Busch will no longer compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway due to its postponement and the subsequent postponement of the Cup Series event.

Charlotte Motor Speedway was scheduled to host a NASCAR Truck Series race on Friday night, a NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday afternoon, and a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday afternoon.

While the Truck Series race took place as scheduled, the other two have yet to be contested. Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 300 was pushed back to Monday due to rain, and Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 suffered the same fate.

The former is set to be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET, with the latter scheduled for Fox at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Kyle Busch had been planning to compete in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and the Cup Series race.

The driver of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 8 Chevrolet in the Cup Series was slated to drive Kaulig Racing’s No. 10 Chevrolet in the Alsco Uniforms 300.

But with the two races now scheduled to take place on the same day, he will not compete in the Alsco Uniforms 300 so that he can focus on the Coca-Cola 600.

Justin Haley, who competes full-time for Matt Kaulig’s team behind the wheel of the No. 31 Chevrolet in the Cup Series, is set to replace Busch.

The decision sets both Haley and Ty Gibbs up to potentially break a NASCAR record, as Monday’s NASCAR national series doubleheader is set to total 900 miles in length, making it the longest in the history of the sport on a single day. These two drivers are the only two drivers set to compete in both races.

Of course, the weather forecast for Monday remains a bit iffy. According to The Weather Channel, there is a 50% chance of rain showers throughout the day, so perhaps the many schedule changes that have already been made to the race weekend won’t be enough.

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