Kurt Busch wasn't going to let a little fire from last week at Martinsville Speedway slow him down in the Lone Star State.
Busch posted the fastest lap (191.225 mph) during the first test session at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday and was second (192.369 mph) on the speed chart to Greg Biffle (192.864 mph) in the final round.
Still, Busch was fortunate to survive last week's fiery wreck with a sprained wrist and nothing more.
When Busch tapped his brakes going into Turns 3 and 4, the pedal went straight to the floor. Over the next few seconds, he pumped the brakes again. Nothing.
Suddenly, the action slowed way down. It was decision time, as Busch headed for Turn 1 with no mechanical assistance to slow his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet.
With his right brake rotor disintegrating, Busch had two choices: head nose first into the wall or turn the car right in an attempt to scrub off speed. He chose the latter.
While Busch "stayed calm through it," just after impact the car burst...