INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is gearing up to test an IndyCar Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in hopes of possibly one day driving in the Indianapolis 500.
Busch will drive Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car out of Andretti Autosport’s team. Wednesday, he got fitted in the car at the team’s shop in Indianapolis.
“A unique opportunity, it’s the month of May, and an open wheel car at Indianapolis, I just feel like a kid in a candy store,” said Busch.
“He's driven an IndyCar before, quite quick as well, I believe down in Sebring,” said Andretti Autosport owner Michael Andretti. “This was a great opportunity to get him down and see what he can do on an oval. I'm sure he'll be right up to speed.”
Busch didn’t rule out the possibility of an Indianapolis-Charlotte double (racing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca Cola 600 at the Charlotte Speedway in the same day) in the future.
“I wouldn’t call it an audition. I think the most important thing is to just have fun with it first and then let the business side take care of itself later,” added Busch.
Andretti also kept all possibilities open.
“You never know. We’ll see where it goes, see if he has fun and see what happens, but it be cool to have him drive and race in one of our cars one day,” added Andretti.
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