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Kurt Busch would like to start seeing drivers attempt The Double again.
Shortly after arriving at Andretti Autosport headquarters in Indianapolis on Wednesday, the 2004 Cup champion wasted no time in urging officials from the NASCAR and IndyCar series to compromise on the Memorial Day weekend start times to make it possible. He says fans want to see it.
Only three drivers have attempted to finish the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day: John Andretti, Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart. Busch has visions of becoming the fourth man to attempt it.
Busch is in town to test Ryan Hunter-Reay's car on Indy's 2.5-mile oval on Thursday. He acknowledged he's excited, nervous and eager to try the faster IndyCars.
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Kurt Busch never stops hoping for the perfect finish at Darlington Raceway.
It was 10 years ago that Busch came up an agonizing .002 seconds shy of victory to Ricky Craven at the track ''Too Tough To Tame.'' Busch says he's seen replays of the final few laps of that 2003 race several times and each time wishes for a different outcome, that he noses out Craven...
Kurt Busch has become the first driver this year to pass rookie orientation for the Indianapolis 500.
The 2004 Sprint Cup champion came to Indy this week to test himself on the 2.5-mile oval in one of Michael Andretti's IndyCars. He wound up completing all three phases of the rookie test, the last requiring him to turn 10 laps in excess of 210 mph. He posted a lap of 214 mph...
Unlike other former NASCAR Sprint Cup champions, Kurt Busch kicked off the month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway attempting to pass his rookie test - for the IndyCar Series.
"For me to go up there and experience the track, experience an IndyCar and go through a rookie orientation -- to have (IndyCar President of Race Operations) Brian Barnhart hand me my card and license...
Kurt Busch would like to try racing 1,100 miles some Memorial Day weekend.
He's even asking for help.
Ten minutes after arriving in Indianapolis, the 2004 Cup champion wasted no time in speaking his mind Wednesday. He told reporters during a seat-fitting that he would be interested in competing in the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day -- if race organizers...
“The memory is vivid and the outcome is unfortunately the same,” said Kurt Busch, 10 years after his historic loss to former NASCAR stalwart Ricky Craven at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, site of Saturday night’s Southern 500.
Craven’s margin of victory over Busch at the 2003 Darlington spring race was by two-thousandths of a second, the closest margin since the inception...
2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch will test a Chevrolet-powered Andretti Autosport IZOD IndyCar Series car Thursday morning, May 9, just two days before IMS opens for practice for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Andretti Autosport team owner and Indianapolis 500 legend Michael Andretti will be on hand to provide driver coaching and assist Busch, who is expected to be on...
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.
DENVER, Colo. – “The memory is vivid and the outcome is unfortunately the same,” said Kurt Busch, 10 years after his historic loss to former NASCAR stalwart Ricky Craven at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, site of Saturday night’s Southern 500.
Craven’s margin of victory over Busch at the 2003 Darlington spring race was by two-thousandths of a second, the closest margin since...
It’s not uncommon to see drivers from different racing backgrounds to test their skills in a foreign car.
However, it rarely ever transpires into something much more than a promotional stunt.
So when Kurt Busch stated that his planned test Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway could potentially lead to something more, the racing world’s interest instantly peaked.
NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch completed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program during a test Thursday, May 9 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, reaching a top speed of 218.210 mph in an Andretti Autosport car.
But Busch is still taking a cautious approach toward any thoughts of participating in "The Double" of racing in the 97th Indianapolis 500 and the...
Check off one more motorsports' bucket list for Kurt Busch.
The 2004 NASCAR champion and driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS in the Sprint Cup Series drove an Andretti Autosport Indy car Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) where he completed 83 laps on the famed 2.5-mile oval and reached a top speed of 218.210 mph.
“Pinch me, I am like a kid in a...