Kyle Busch on pit box as race starts

Kyle Busch watches the AAA Texas 500 from his pit box after being suspended for Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway. AP Photo/Tim Sharp

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Kyle Busch, parked for the weekend after he deliberately wrecked Ron Hornaday in the truck race on Friday, is watching the AAA Texas 500 from the No. 18 M&M pit box.

Busch has been watching Michael McDowell struggle in the early going as he's been hovering around 30th place.

The leader is Matt Kenseth, no stranger to running well at Texas. He has two wins, four runner-up performances and an average finish of 6.8 in his last 13 races here, the best of any driver in that span.

The first group of green flag pit stops have just started.