Busch will follow in the footsteps for drivers John Andretti, Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart, who each ran the double in the 1990s and early 2000s. The big difference: Andretti, Gordon and Stewart were each former IndyCar drivers who successfully made the transition to NASCAR, and then returned to Indy for the 500. Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Cup champion, has never competed in an IndyCar race and had never driven an Indy car before he began testing and preparing for a possible Indy 500 run.
All three drivers won major league Indy car races before moving to NASCAR and winning Cup races. Now Busch, who has 25 career Cup wins, will try to make history by winning the Indy 500.
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