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Kurt Busch has been up front about his desire to run next year's Indianapolis 500.
He'd also like to run this year's IndyCar season finale at Fontana as sort of a warm-up. The Oct. 19 race is the night before NASCAR's event at Talladega Superspeedway.
''I'd like to do (Fontana) and then attempt the 500,'' Busch said during a break in testing this week at Watkins Glen. ''If I can't get that oval race in, I just feel like I'd show up at the Indy 500 as a blind guy with a stick trying to find his way around and that is just going to be too much to make up. We're working on it, and it's a good possibility. We just have to keep our fingers crossed.''
Busch is trying to put together a sponsorship deal to do the Indy 500/Coca-Cola 600 ''double'' next season. He'd like to run the 500 with Andretti Autosport, the team that tested him at Indianapolis last May, but needs funding to put together the team.
''Sponsorship is the name of the game,'' Busch said. ''Everybody wants good advertising partners to do great things with, and I think this is a unique opportunity. We're out there looking and we're out there promoting and we'll see if things come together the right way.''
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Kurt Busch is trying to make his way into this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase but the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet is also hopeful to race the IndyCar season finale at Auto Club Speedway on Oct. 19.
The race at Auto Club Speedway is a night race and Busch wants to compete in it in preparation of a run in the Indianapolis 500 next year.
“Now that it has settled...
Kurt Busch is lookiing to run the final race of the Indy Car Season at Auto Club Speedway.
Drew Herring is going to ride the #54 Nationwide Series car this weekend at Iowa.
Joey Logano is going to be in the #48 Nationwide Series car for Penske Racing at Watkins Glen.
Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski all are NASCAR champions who have won at Pocono.
That's not the only thing these drivers have in common. While all three are currently in the top 15 in the point standings with six races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup -- there's not a single win among them in 2013.
If the Chase started tomorrow, Gordon, who is 10th...
There was no bumping Jimmie Johnson this week.
Johnson set a track record with a lap of 180.654 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway. Johnson seemed poised to win the pole last week at Indianapolis until Ryan Newman topped him on the last qualifying attempt of the day.
Johnson would not be denied at Pocono. He's now in position to go for the season sweep at Pocono,...
Kurt Busch led the way with a lap of 50.600 seconds in the first practice for the GoBowling.com 400 from Pocono. Rounding out the top five was Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, and Joey Logano.
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Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 from Pocono with a time of 49.819 seconds. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, and Kurt Busch round out the top five starting positions. With only 43 entries, no drivers missed the race. The event will be live on ESPN at 1 PM EST.
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