Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kurt Busch attempting to compete in two races in one day


Kurt Busch will attempt to do the impossible on May 25 when he tries to compete in two races in one day. Busch is aiming to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 within a matter of hours.

Only three other drivers have ever attempted to do such a feat: John Andretti, Robby Gordon, and Tony Stewart.

From Tom Jensen of Fox Sports:

That was a whole kid-in-a-candy-store moment of experiencing an open-wheel car at 220 mph. You can definitely get a different appreciation for the track and its heritage with an open-wheel car versus a stock car that I've done the last 15 years there. It got my mind going and my juices flowing on 'I want to do this.' The adrenaline and excitement was there, but last year just didn't seem like the right timing. Now 11 months of chewing on the fat and working on the details, I'm more excited than ever to do this.

All in all, Busch is slated to drive for the Andretti Autosport team in the Indy 500. That race begins at noon. Busch will have to immediately jump out of the car and into a plane following the conclusion of the Indy 500. His destination will be Charlotte Motor Speedway for a NASCAR event set to begin at 6 p.m.

Aside from the hectic travel arrangements, Busch will also face the challenge of having to endure racing 1,100 miles on two completely different tracks and in two different styles of racing. The one and only driver ever to complete the racing double is Tony Stewart. Stewart finished sixth in Indy and third in Charlotte in 2001.

Let's see if Busch can both finish and top Stewart's previous marks.

Via Bleacher Report

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