Kurt Busch To Attempt Indy 500, NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 In Same Day

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th March Sportsauto racingCoca-Cola 600Indianapolis 500Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch has finalized a deal with Andretti Autosport that will make him the first driver in 10 years to attempt to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Busch will try to qualify for the Indy 500 in a fifth car for Andretti. Should he make the May 25 race, Busch will travel to Charlotte Motor Speedway to fulfill his full-time job with Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR's longest event of the year. Only John Andretti, Tony Stewart and Robby Gordon have attempted the grueling, 1,100-mile "double" and no driver has tried it since Gordon in 2004. Stewart, Busch's new co-owner, is the only driver to complete the double. He did it in 2001, when he finished sixth at Indy and third at Charlotte.

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