LOOKING BACK: Busch's day began bad and it never really got a lot better as he finished 23rd at Phoenix. After qualifying fourth, Busch had high hopes for the day, but he was forced to start at the back of the field after the team had to change engines Sunday morning. Busch had raced his way to 15th when he spun on lap 47 while trying to pass eventual winner Carl Edwards on the outside. Busch hit the wall pretty hard. "The damage was a lot worse than it looked," said crew chief Dave Rogers. "Kyle did his best, but the car was never right after that. It was just not our day."
ETC.: For the second straight week, Busch ran into engine problems and a top Toyota official admits, "This is a very emotionally charged situation we find ourselves in. Ultimately, it becomes a psychological challenge to keep everybody focused and confident," added David Wilson, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) senior vice president. "All four failures (at Joe Gibbs Racing) have been different." Wilson said Busch's problems Sunday morning at Phoenix was because of an assembly mistake. "There wasn't anything wrong with the motor," said Wilson. "In the course of putting it back together (installing new value springs), human error was made, and that caused the failure once the engine was started."