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Kurt Busch to try Indy Cola 600 double

FILE In this May 9, 2013 file Andretti Autosport team Michael Andretti, left, and driver Kurt Busch for the start of a testing session at the Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Busch and Andretti Autosport Tuesday, March 4, 2014, he will try to become the first in 10 years to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the day.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.It’s 10 years since a driver attempted running both the 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a so grueling that only Stewart has successfully completed all miles.

Now Kurt Busch to give the double a try and he will cars capable of winning races.

He said Tuesday he attempt to make the Indianapolis 500 in a entry for Andretti Autosport. he make the May 25 race, Busch then fly to Charlotte Motor to fulfill his full-time job with Racinga team co-owned by NASCAR’s longest event of the

I’m a fan of motorsports, a student of and I view this as a challenge for Busch said in an interview The Associated Press. Memorial Day the central focus of all motorsports is Indianapolis and Charlotte and this is a opportunity to be right in the middle of it.

Only John Andretti, and Robby Gordon have the double, and no driver has tried Gordon in 2004.

Welcome to the Gordon posted on his Twitter

Stewart, Busch’s new co-owner at is the only driver to complete the He did it in his second and final attempt, in when he finished sixth at and third at Charlotte.

An Indiana who grew up dreaming of winning the 500, Stewart long ago that goal and passed on an last year from Penske to drive one of his cars in the Indianapolis 500. But Stewart has Busch his blessing.

It’s a opportunity for Kurt and I fully him, Stewart said He’ll have a lot to learn in a amount of time, but he has an overwhelming of driving talent on his side. He has a car owner with Michael who’s not only an owner, but been a driver too.

has so much to offer Kurt in of knowledge and firsthand experience. It seems like a natural

Busch’s attempt comes at a different time than Gordon and Stewart last to run both races. Social didn’t exist a decade and Busch plans to utilize avenue possible to let fans along with his attempt.

On he even launched a websitehttp://www.kurtbuschdouble.com is expected to chronicle his efforts.

I this is something that is for NASCAR, good for IndyCar, for the fans to get behind and really like they are part of, said. There was no social or the means for fans to get an in-depth at what goes into the when the others tried it. We we’ve got an opportunity to make feel like they are of the experience with me.

Busch flirted with the idea May when he completed the Indy 500 orientation program with He didn’t put a program together to run the and said he’s second-guessed decision at times.

I took the route and sometimes I kick because Carlos Munoz second as a rookie in that car year, Busch said. So now challenging myself to do something in motorsports.

Andretti will unveil the car and sponsor for Busch at a later

I’m really excited to Kurt come onboard for the 500. He did a great job for us when he last year, Andretti He’s obviously a natural and we feel he is going to take to the car quickly and have a competitive with us.

Busch, an advocate for The Forces Foundation who is dedicating his to the men and women in the U.S. military, bring at least two personal

Cessna has signed on to help his transportation between IndyCar and and Busch estimates it will at least 20 hours of flight shuttling him back and forth both series. He’s teamed with Basis, a health tracker Busch is to help with his training up to the double.

Busch has also up martial arts and joked entered a boot camp of his personal training.

You can get your ready, and do all the cardio needed and the nutritional guidelines, he said. But the aspect of running 1,100 is like nothing you can prepare I think the martial arts can with that.

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He said he’s spoken to as well as former Penske Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish Jr. and Pablo Montoya, who left to drive for Penske in IndyCar season, about his venture. Hornish and Montoya are all former 500 winners.

All of them have me great support and told me, can do this,’ Busch said.

three-time winner Castroneves Busch to the field: Congrats on the see u there!! he tweeted.

Busch not participate in an IndyCar race the Indy 500, but president of Derrick Walker said month the series would try to him with track time the same way it has Montoya, who has received testing time in his preparation for the

To add a driver with the r-sum- of Busch to the Indianapolis 500 field is a gain for IndyCar, Walker We want to see the best 33 drivers put skills to the test on the biggest in motorsports, regardless of which they come from. To ‘the double’ is a tremendous and we’re looking forward to Kurt accomplish the feat.

Busch’s path to the Indy 500 begin in earnest after the May 10 Cup race at Kansas. He’s to spend a week testing Honda, and make at least 10 between Indy and Charlotte as he in NASCAR’s All-Star race and to qualify for the 500, race in the 500 and the

He said he’s worked out scheduling issues with and has permission from Charlotte Speedway to helicopter onto the of the track to speed up his arrival for the race. Busch won the Coca-Cola is a full 100 miles longer any other race on the NACAR 2010.

As a past Coca-Cola 600 Kurt Busch knows a test of endurance 600 miles can be. To 1,100 is nearly impossible, Charlotte Motor Speedway Marcus Smith. To even this takes a lot of guts.

will appreciate this and I know they’ll be as excited as I watching the clock to see if he can make it to in time for our green flag.

officials said they’ll Busch’s journey from on their massive big screen board in the infield of the speedway so can follow and anticipate his arrival. But if he the 500, Busch knows be late to Charlotteif he makes it

However, NASCAR’s new Chase for the Cup championship format means all has to do this year is win a race to a spot in the 16-driver Chase, and he can to miss the start of the 600 and not jeopardize his job.

As long as we attempt to for every race, we are eligible for the under the new rules, Busch It’s like you are in New York on Broadway, and you look up at all the bright are clearly pointing to this the right time to do this. The light is on.

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