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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)
Team owner James Finch was all smiles on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway -- and it had nothing to do with the red Solo cup in his hand. Finch celebrated a new driver in the seat -- and in Kurt Busch's absence, a new chapter -- at Phoenix Racing by wrapping a smiley face on the hood of the unsponsored No. 51 Chevrolet. "If you wreck 25 cars this year, you haven't been smiling much," Finch said. "That's 25 wrecks. I don't think the whole garage has used that much sheet metal this year -- except at Daytona and Talladega. "Twenty-five wrecks would make anyone dizzy. For a small team to repair 25 wrecks and show up for every race on time, I think they did a great job." Busch joined the team at the start of the season -- and with the exception of his NASCAR suspension at Pocono Raceway in June, competed in 29 of 30 events. Busch won the July Daytona race in the Nationwide Series driving for the team. In Sprint Cup competition, he posted a season-high third at Sonoma, finished nin...
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