Kurt Busch will run both Indy 500 and Coke 600 this year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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.

MGN Online

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- 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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