Posted on: February 26, 2013
After starting in last place, Kurt Busch powered the Guy Roofing Chevrolet into the top 10 on Lap 1. Busch didn’t stop there. He broke into the top five on Lap 3. The Guy Roofing Chevy reached as high as second place during the event. On Lap 64, Busch’s car was hit by another vehicle and he spun through the grass. Although the car sustained only minor damage to the front end, the engine’s oil cooler was punctured and required a lengthy repair. After assessing the damage, the No. 1 team decided that they had nothing to gain by re-entering the race and retired from the event. While on the track, Busch made an incredible 165 passes.
Busch’s Thoughts after the Race: “We had a great race going. The Guy Roofing Chevrolet was unbelievably strong. It showed a lot of muscle. I got to the front of the pack and was content to ride around and wait until the end. Unfortunately anything can happen at Daytona and it did. Someone got into me and sent me spinning. The car wasn’t damaged too badly, but our oil cooler broke and it was going to take several laps to fix it. We decided it wasn’t worth it to go back out if we couldn’t at least contend for a top-10. It’s too bad. It was an awesome car and I was really looking forward to the last 10 laps. Our car had what it takes to reach victory lane. I want to thank everyone at Guy Roofing for their support and allowing us to go racing this weekend.”