Still, knuckling down for 600 miles is one thing. Staying in the zone for that first 500, assuming Busch qualifies, is quite another. If Busch didn't have a knack for making time and terrain fly by, no one would give him a gambler's chance. His strategy for getting through Memorial Day probably won't be much different than the one that got him to this point: foot on the gas and stay to the left. With a lot of work and a few more breaks along the way, Busch wouldn't just be bringing his own two-decade journey around the track full circle. He would be enlightening all who watch him on Memorial Day or otherwise to a truth that extends far beyond motorsports: the most satisfying race a man an ever win is one against himself. Whatever miles Busch drove past that would be a bonus.