NASCAR driver Kyle Busch has surgery on left foot

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Kyle Busch high-fives race fans before the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship series auto race, Sunday, Nov. 16,2014 in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Brad Keselowski, left, edges Kyle Busch, right, at the finish line to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Samantha and Kyle Busch celebrate after winning the owner's championship at a NASCAR Trucks series auto race, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)
Kyle Busch, right, and Brad Keselowski, left, lead a pack of cars at the start of a NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Kyle Busch makes a pit stop on the way to winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer)
Kyle Busch stands on his car and waves a flag after winning the NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
Kyle Busch does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
Kyle Busch pulls his damaged car behind the pit wall after crashing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 05: Kyle Busch (R) and his wife Samantha Busch arrive at the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 05: Kyle Busch (R) and his wife Samantha Busch arrive at the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Banfield Pet Hospital Toyota, races with Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, races with Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Banfield Pet Hospital Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 16: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, races Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DORAL, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Kyle Busch and wife Samantha pose for a portrait during the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Banquet at Trump National Doral on November 17, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 16: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 15: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota, celebrate after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota, celebrates with Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 ToyotaCare Toyota, after Wallace won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 31: Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota, during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 31, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: (Center) Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Banfield Pet Hospital Toyota, and his wife Samantha looks on as their dog Lucy gets a check up from a veterinarian in the infield prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch underwent successful surgery on his left foot Thursday at a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital.

The surgery was to relieve recurring inflammation in Busch's foot. Joe Gibbs Racing said in a statement the procedure was done by Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina.

Busch is expected to recover in time for the start of the 2015 season, which opens at Daytona International Speedway in February.

Busch is entering his 11th full season in the Sprint Cup Series. He finished 10th in the championship standings this season with just one victory.

JGR shuffled its crew chiefs last week and Busch will be paired with Adam Stevens, who guided him to seven wins this year in the Nationwide Series.

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