While most NASCAR drivers point to the Daytona 500 as the crown jewel of the NASCAR Winston Cup season, Kurt Busch would rather win the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

That¿s not to diminish the importance of the Daytona 500 in Busch¿s eyes, but winning in his hometown would be extra special.

¿For me, winning here probably would be the biggest thing for me in terms of winning a single race,¿ said Busch, who wound up two days of testing at LVMS on Tuesday. ¿The Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis are right up there, but I can¿t imagine anything being any bigger than winning in Vegas.¿

It¿s been a busy weekend for Busch, who accommodated more interview requests than President Bush this week.

¿I think it¿s great that the Las Vegas community has really gotten behind racing,¿ Busch said. ¿With the building of the speedway here, it has caused a popularity boom in the sport here in Las Vegas. I¿m just proud to be a part of it.¿

Busch was one of 21 NASCAR Winston Cup teams and 11 NASCAR Busch Series teams who tested Tuesday for the March 2 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and March 1 Sam¿s Town 300.

For the second straight day Jimmie Johnson led all drivers with a fast lap in race trim of 32.016 seconds (168.666 mph). Johnson was followed by his teammate Jeff Gordon (32.141, 168.010 mph), Busch (32.204, 167.681 mph), Steve Park (32.325, 167.053 mph) and NASCAR Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart (32.574, 165.776 mph). Stanton Barrett was the fastest Busch car at 33.022, 163.527 mph.

Winston Cup drivers Busch, Johnson, Gordon, Park, Ward Burton, Todd Bodine, Mike Skinner, Jack Sprague, Greg Biffle, Johnny Benson and Jeremy Mayfield completed their testing on Tuesday. Busch drivers Barrett, Bobby Hamilton Jr., Scott Lynch and Matt Kenseth also finished their test on Tuesday.

Testing will continue Wednesday and Thursday as more than 22 teams are expected for Wednesday¿s test. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public free of charge.