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NASCAR Suspends Kyle Busch Due To Ron Hornaday Crash

NASCAR has announced it has parked Kyle Busch for the remaining two events of this race weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway, following a crash last night in the Camping World Truck Series event.

Busch intentionally sent Ron Hornaday head-on into the wall during a caution flag period, eliminating the four-time Truck Series champion from contention for this year's title. Hornaday complained after the accident that his shoulder had been injured in the crash.

Busch was parked for the balance of the race, and NASCAR president Mike Helton announced that the parked status will be maintained through Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race.

Michael McDowell will drive the No. Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup machine Sunday, while Denny Hamlin is expected to drive the Nationwide Series car Busch was scheduled to drive later this afternoon.

This is the first suspension of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver since Jimmy Spencer was parked one race for punching Busch's older brother Kurt in Michigan in August 2003. Prior to that, Kevin Harvick - the owner of Hornaday's truck - was parked for an incident at Martinsville Speedway in April 2002.

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