Kurt Busch graciously gave new teammate Sam Hornish Jr. his 2007 points at the start of the season to ensure Hornish would make the first five races of the year.
Now that Hornish is on the bubble of dropping out of the top 35, the drivers could theoretically swap points again. Hornish heads into Sunday's race at Bristol 36th in the points.
Busch, who is a former champion and can rely on a provisional to make races should he fail to qualify on speed, is currently 10th in the standings. But if car owner Roger Penske wants to swap points again, it was news to Busch.
"That's the first I've heard of it," Busch said Friday. "I didn't know that was possible. Don't tell Roger. Don't tell anybody that you know that that's possible."
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Busch remained hopeful that Hornish can race his way back into the top 35, which assures him a spot in the field each week.
"I hope he's able to race as hard as he can, as smart as he can these next few races to get locked in," Busch said. "It's a tough road. It's an uphill battle when you don't have points."