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News that Kurt Busch is going to test an IndyCar May 9 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway raises the inevitable question: would Busch consider doing an Indianapolis 500/Coca-Cola 600 double if the logistics could be worked out?
Though it's not a realistic possibility this year, given the time frame, Busch says he would be open to the possibility in the future.
The car he's testing is owned by Andretti Autosport, and the opportunity came about through Busch's association with owner Michael Andretti, who last year contemplated a move to Cup racing. The discussions included car maker Dodge and involved Busch as a possible driver.
Though Dodge ultimately decided to exit NASCAR racing at the end of the 2013 season, Andretti and Busch got to know each other through the negotiations.
Busch sees the testing opportunity at Indy as a possible broadening of his career.
"It's not every day that Michael Andretti is going to lend you a car to drive," Busch told FoxSports.com on Friday. "If they can move time trials a little bit, and if this draws as much interest as I believe it's going to draw from the sponsorship side, this could be a 13-month adventure.
"That's what this opportunity is for -- it's to define my adventurism and turning that adventurism into a reality."
Three drivers have done the Indy/Charlotte double -- Tony Stewart, John Andretti and Robby Gordon
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After a three-and-one-half hour rain delay at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, it was clear that conditions were ripe for a crowd-pleasing “Big One” that could change the course of the Aaron’s 499. A little bump on the outside between rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and J.J. Yeley triggered a multi-car crash with six laps to go. The spectacular...
Kurt Busch hopes to remove the Indianapolis 500 from his bucket list -- in 2014.
Following an invitation from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Busch might just get his wish. On Thursday, two days before the Brickyard opens for the the 97th running of the Indy 500, Busch will test drive an Andretti Autosport IZOD IndyCar.
During a Goodyear tire test on Tuesday and Wednesday with his...
While running in the top-five and contending for the win, Kurt Busch saw his day end in spectacular fashion when he got collected in a multicar wreck with six laps remaining in Sunday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Busch, who had his No. 78 Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet SS in the top-five for a good portion of the race, including second...
Kurt Busch will test an Indy car for Andretti Autosport at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week.
The 2004 NASCAR champion was at Indy this week testing tires for Goodyear with NASCAR team Furniture Row Racing. An agreement was apparently made with Michael Andretti to return next Thursday and turn laps at the famed speedway two days before the track opens for Indianapolis 500 practice...
After two days of testing the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup car this week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch left the track knowing he was going to get more seat time at the famed oval before the Crown Royal presents the "Your Hero's Name Here" 400 at the Brickyard in July. But this time, the additional seat time will be behind...
DENVER, Colo. – In observance of Armed Forces Day (May 18), a holiday for citizens to come together to thank military members for their patriotic service, Kurt Busch’s No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS will include an added message at the next two Sprint Cup races at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (May 5) and Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (May 11).
A ribbon on the hood and rear quarter...
DENVER, Colo. – Kurt Busch knows that he has the talent and equipment to win his first Sprint Cup restrictor-plate race.
But the 31-year-old driver, who has 24 career Cup victories, also knows it will take more than talent and top-notch equipment to win Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
“The restrictor-plate races turn in to more of a crap shoot,”...
TALLADEGA, Ala. – While running in the top-five and contending for the win, Kurt Busch saw his day end in spectacular fashion when he got collected in a multicar wreck with six laps remaining in Sunday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Busch, who had his No. 78 Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet SS in the top-five for a good portion of the race...
NASCAR’s new Gen-6 Car has drawn rave reviews from drivers and fans alike after the first 10 races in 2013.
On May 14-15, the car will make its debut at Michigan International Speedway when two teams conduct a test. And fans are invited to watch free of charge.
Speedway officials will open the Turn One grandstands from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14 and May 15 to watch testing. So far...
With NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers racing each other -- and Mother Nature -- at Talladega Superspeedway, the "big one" erupted after Kyle Busch hooked the back end of Kasey Kahne's car entering Turn 1 on Lap 43.
"I'm all right," Busch said. "I caused it. . . . It's hauler hurt. I can't drive it back."
Fourteen additional cars were...
Cars piled into crashes. Kurt Busch's car rolled. And David Ragan
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Kurt Busch ended up on top of Ryan Newman during the second Big One with 6 laps to go at Talladega Sunday...
The driver of the 39 car was less than pleased after he exited the Infield Care Center...
Newman finished 32nd as a result of the wreck...
The larger question will be whether or not NASCAR will fine Newman for his comments. Denny Hamlin lost $25...
A tight passing move by rookie Ricky Stenhouse led to a multi-car crash at Talladega today, sending Kurt Busch spinning and flipping and taking out Ryan Newman, Danica Patrick, and a bunch of others in the Aaron's 499.
It appears as if Stenhouse looked to squeeze in between the wall and J.J. Yelley's #36 car, sending #36 spinning into Kurt Busch, who flipped on top of Ryan...
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. attempted to go four wide at Talladega Superspeedway but ended up forcing J.J. Yeley into the car of Kurt Busch sending his No. 78 car into a series of rolls that ended with his car on top of Ryan Newman’s car.
The race had been delayed for over three and a half hours due to weather.
Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman endure wild ride in closing Talladega