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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch Reflects on NHRA Debut, Looks Ahead to Bristol

Last weekend, Kurt Busch took a break from making four left turns by making his NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series debut at the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. Behind the wheel of a Shell-sponsored Dodge fielded by Allen Johnson in the Pro Stock division, Busch qualified 12th before being defeated by Erica Enders in the first elimination round. During NASCAR's weekly media conference Wednesday, the driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge for Penske Racing praised the NHRA for providing a great fan experience at Gainesville Raceway. "It was such a great time I had there with the fans," Busch said. "You file out of the grandstands, then you have the perfect pit-area-type atmosphere. It's easy that way because all the car...

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