Kurt Busch topped the speed chart in Happy Hour on Saturday with a lap of 153.224 mph.
Now, if only the Furniture Row Racing team can help its championship driver convert that speed into a win on Sunday.
Certainly, the tools exist. Unofficially, some -- including the driver -- consider the No. 78 Chevrolet the fourth Richard Childress Racing car. And although FRR team owner Barney Visser vehemently disagrees, his crew chief Todd Berrier, who held the same role at RCR, believes that the single-car, Denver-based operation wouldn't be up to consistently running in the top 15 without an assist in the form of motors, chassis or data from one of NASCAR's powerhouse operations.
"We couldn't do it without having the simulation and everything else that RCR provides," Berrier said. "RCR's stuff allows us to have a baseline to grow on and to change and maneuver around.
"A single-car team couldn't just come in this garage and be aligned with a RCR, a MWR or a Gibbs or someone like that from...