Is Kyle Busch going to be the following NASCAR Cup Collection driver to run each the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600?
The 2-time Cup champion is heading to Richard Childress Racing and Chevrolet in 2023. And that free-agent transfer may open the door to a begin within the Indianapolis 500.
In response to the Related Press, McLaren Arrow SP is in conversations to run a fourth automobile for Busch on the 2023 Indy 500. McLaren fields Chevrolet-powered vehicles within the IndyCar Collection and Busch can be sponsored by Menards.
And the crew is in severe dialog about working a fourth Indianapolis 500 entry for NASCAR star Kyle Busch. The trouble would seemingly be backed by Menards as Busch, who final week left Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing after 15 years to signal with Richard Childress Racing, has permission to compete within the Indy 500 with a Chevrolet crew.
Busch is a Las Vegas native and Arrow McLaren SP was based by longtime Las Vegas resident Sam Schmidt.
Busch, 37, is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota on the finish of the season. Busch has received two of Toyota’s three Cup Collection titles and is the winningest driver in NASCAR historical past throughout its prime three sequence.
If he runs the 2023 Indy 500, he’ll be the primary energetic Cup driver to aim the 1,100-mile feat since his brother Kurt ran it in 2014 in twin Chevrolets. Kurt Busch completed sixth in that Indy 500 earlier than an engine failure relegated him to a Fortieth-place end within the Coca-Cola 600 that very same day.
Kyle Busch’s try can be the eleventh double-duty push since John Andretti first tried it in 1994. Robby Gordon (5) and Tony Stewart (two) are the one drivers to aim the feat a number of instances and Stewart is the one driver to complete each races in the identical day within the prime 10. In 1999, Stewart completed ninth within the Indy 500 and fourth within the 600. Two years later, Stewart improved his finishes in each races with a sixth at Indy and a 3rd on the 600. No double-duty driver has completed higher than that third place end in both of the races.