If Busch qualifies for the Indy 500, he would become only the fourth driver to do "the double" on the same day and try to drive 1,100 miles in the combined events.
"It's literally a dream come true," said Busch, 35, who drives for
Stewart did the double twice, in 1999 and 2001. The two others who did so were
Busch would first drive in the Indy 500 and then fly to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., for the Coke 600, which is run mostly at night.
Busch will attempt the Indy 500 in a car prepared by the
"To go to the famous Brickyard with the iconic Andretti name, it doesn't get much cooler or better than that," Busch said in a statement.