Damage from an early wreck short-circuited Kurt Busch's performance in Sunday's Daytona 500 as he took the checkered flag in 28th-place.
Starting 11th in the season-opening race, he kept pace with the leaders and everything was going smoothly, But on Lap 33 of 200 Busch's No. 78 Chevrolet SS took a hit in a nine-car wreck. Busch said, "We came into the season feeling positive and upbeat and we will leave Daytona with the same attitude," stated Busch. "We'll be back at it in a few days (at Phoenix) and what happened in Daytona will stay in Daytona."-Furniture Row Racing