With only six races left before NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup begins, Kurt Busch isn't about to take a break. Not with one of the coveted 12 spots still within his grasp.
Less than 24 hours after a disappointing 14th-place finish at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, Busch was back behind the wheel of his black No. 78 Chevrolet on Monday, blistering through the tricky turns at Watkins Glen International and giving as much feedback as he could to crew chief Todd Berrier.
''I always like to test at tracks I'm not exceptionally good on and polish up on what might be a weak spot,'' Busch, the 2004 Cup champion, said. ''We chose to come and test here because we're putting a heavy emphasis and pushing all of our eggs into the basket of trying to get into the Chase. We're trying to use this as a strength, come here and polish up and be even better.
''After Watkins Glen, it's four to go, and we like our chances.''
Busch and his Furniture Row Racing team, his third team in three seas...