Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/17/14

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JANUARY 16: Kurt Busch speaks with the media during NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway on January 16, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
It wasn't the debut Kurt Busch had hoped for in the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet. Busch qualified 21st and ran as high as 12th in the early stages of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but was forced to settle for 21st after a series of setbacks. The first came when trash from the track built up on the front of his car. "With all this crap on the grille, you think we'd be loose, but we're tight through the apex," he radioed his team. Spotter Rick Carelli told him that they had a napkin or something on the front of the car. The team also had an issue with its radios at one point in the race, but recovered from the setbacks and Busch was working his way forward when his car developed a tight condition in the second half of the race. That hampered his effort and left him with a 21st-place finish. Busch gets a little extra time with the team now. They will test this week at Sandusky (OH) and Kansas Speedway ...
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