Kurt Busch To Attempt Indy 500 And Coke 600 This Year
Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built
in 1909 and is seen as an iconic track
in the racing industry. The Coca Cola 600
at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the longest
race in the NASCAR season. It only fits that
these two be the same day which has filled
the dreams of many drivers of winning both
in one day.
History is not on the side of Kurt Busch
when he attempts the “double duty” racing
deed. But his dreams of competing in the
event have been answered.
Drivers are sending their best wishes to
Busch as he goes for the “double duty”.
Kurt Busch will be the next of only three
drivers in history to take on the racing feat.
Busch, who is in a new situation this year
with Stewart-Haas Racing, will seek some guidance
from his current boss. With the previous attempts
being crowned by John Andretti, Robby Gordon, and
Tony Stewart it is seen as a taxing ordeal.
The two races in one day is more a test of endurance
then actually racing skills. As there is 1,100 miles
of racing to take place in one afternoon. No driver has
ever put a dominating performance into the “double
duty”. Tony Stewart was the first to score a top 10
in both races back in 1999. He followed that act in
2001 by scoring a sixth place finish at Indy and a
third at the 600 and also Stewart has the only recorded
completion of both races. Since then all attempts are
paled in comparison.
The attempt has become easier in recent years with
the change of the start time of the Indy500. But no
takers have given it the shot. Now Kurt Busch will
have his chance at history. Busch is a wheel man
and is always ready to race; this just may be the
kind of event that fits his wheelhouse. Surely
the 1,100 miles that make up both races will be
enough to fill the belly of the racer.
So what do you think, will this accomplishment ever
be seen or is it only a dream?