Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/1/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 03: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch speaks to the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino on December 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
For Kurt Busch, Daytona was significantly better the second time around. Yes, Busch was one of the fortunate few -- the very few -- that survived the first 400 miles of Saturday night's race plus one lap of overtime to finish sixth. And while it wasn't a win, it was a moral victory for the team that has endured an array of pit road mishaps, mechanical issues and self-admitted driver errors over the first 18 races. But the latter has far been the least of the team's problems since digging out of the 28th-place deficit when Busch was collected in nine-car accident during his prior trip to the beach. Now, at the midway point of the season, Busch finds himself in Chase Zone for the first time all year. "That's awesome to have a good run like that and stay out of trouble and post a nice top-10," Busch said. "These Furniture Row guys have been working hard. We've made little mistakes here, there, and everywhere. When we start putting it together, it's now starting to bear the fruit an...
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