Kurt Busch still flirting with possibility of running 100th Indy 500
Could Kurt Busch make another run at the Indianapolis 500/Coca-Cola 600 double? It sure sounds like he’s interested.
After Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, FOXSports.com asked Busch if he had any update on his hopes to find an Indy 500 ride this year.
"Nothing new on Indy. Part of the reason for staying here in Vegas extra is a few different meetings have popped up," said Busch. "We are going to go through some of the meetings, even bumped into (Verizon IndyCar Series team owner) Sam Schmidt today. There is definitely the interest, the intrigue, but nothing to announce right now."
This year will mark the 100th running of the Indy 500, which would make competing in the race even more attractive than usual.
Two years ago, Busch finished sixth and claimed Indy 500 Rookie of the Year honors driving for Andretti Autosport. It was Busch’s first open-wheel race and his performance drew raves from IndyCar veterans.
Unfortunately for Busch, later that night he lost an engine in the Coca-Cola 600 and was not able to complete the full distance in the double then.
But he might be in a position to take another run at it this year.
Stay tuned. This story could be gathering steam soon.