LOOKING BACK: As Busch said, "we had an up-and-down day. The car was good on the short run (leading three times for 28 laps), but we struggled on the long runs. Daniel Knost (crew chief) and everyone on this 41 team worked hard to dial the car in, but we never could get it to where it needed to be. We were able to lead laps, and at times had a race car capable of running up front, but it (the track) went through numerous changes as the race went on, and we found ourselves chasing the correct adjustments to make." Still, Busch had hopes of a top-10 finish until he went high to miss the spinning car of brother Kyle and bounced hard off the wall with just over a 100 laps remaining. Kurt was forced to go behind the wall for repairs as he ended the night in 35th place.

ETC.: While the year has not started out too well for Busch, he is still convinced his new team will be a winner before too long. "Everyone has to remember that this is really a new team," said Busch. "It was built almost from scratch. It just takes time to get everything going in the right direction. We've had a few bumps along the road, but I am confident we are going to be a very good team before too long."