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Down with doughnuts! Up with Busch!

Updated: March 12, 2009, 1:26 PM ET
By Ed Hinton

Very rarely, you see a driver-fan phenomenon occur in NASCAR, a spur-of-the-moment event that turns around the attitudes of the masses toward the guy.

The stars and planets may be aligning for Kurt Busch.

Suddenly the long-suffering, reluctant villain is awash in good will in the wake of his unprecedented victory lap at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday.

He threw his Dodge in reverse and backed around the entire 1.54-mile circumference of the track, after ...

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