Since Kyle Busch expressed his intention to run for the Indy 500, there has been a lot of buzz regarding the situation.
Busch’s agreement with his new team Richard Childress Racing to drive the No. 8 Camaro ZL1 can also aid him to participate in the Indy 500 with any Chevrolet team.
And back in September, he made his intentions known by stating: “Any IndyCar teams that are Chevrolet, call me up.”
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This has put McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown with some decisions to make. While he said that he has not spoken to Busch regarding the matter, there has been contact with Busch from the organization.
“I have not personally spoke with Kyle, but you can read into that that someone else in our organization has.”
The decision is for the fourth car alongside Pato O’Ward, Alexander Rossi and Felix Rosenqvist, Brown. However, Brown seemed to downplay the rumours by stating that he would rather go for someone with experience in the Indy 500.
“We want to make sure that if we run a fourth car (in the 500) … (it’s) someone that’s experienced around the 500,” said Brown. “It’s such an important race for going toward the (IndyCar) championship, so from my point of view, we’ve got three drivers and we want to finish as strong as possible.”
Nonetheless, this doesn’t yet effectively rule out Kyle’s chances of pulling off “The Double” in 2023. The last active driver to do so was coincidentally Kyle’s older brother Kurt back in 2014 when he ran the Indy 500 and Cup’s Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.