Kurt Busch wants to race an IndyCar at Indianapolis.
Just not now.
The 2004 Sprint Cup champion kept Ryan Hunter-Reay's primary car out of trouble Thursday, topping 218 mph on one of the world's most prestigious tracks. He became the first driver to pass this year's rookie test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, likely creating a rumor-filled month of May.
''I really couldn't do it this year because of the stamina,'' Busch said. ''My hands were tense and firm and that was only after 10 laps. Michael (Andretti) wants to do it, but they've already got five cars committed this year, so I think the proper thing would be to get some experience with this car at another track.''
Time is not something Busch can spare right now.
His whirlwind schedule over the past week has taken him to Indy for NASCAR's tire test, to Talladega where he ended the race by going airborne and landing on Ryan Newman's car and now off to Darlington Raceway, where Busch will try to pick up an elusive win that he...