NASCAR driver Kurt Busch says that he is hopeful of putting a package together to compete in the 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500 in May however the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion is concerned that the package won’t be competitive enough for him to challenge for the win.
Busch competed in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport and finished the race in sixth place.
Team owner Michael Andretti has left the door open for Busch to return with his team and it could very well be this year. Speaking to Autoweek, Busch stated:
It [the Indy 500] is on the backburner, That’s especially true since it’s the 100th running. There’s a lot of sponsorship opportunities, be it Haas Automation, Chevrolet or Monster Energy.
Busch however has conceded that for now his priority is competing in NASCAR with Stewart Haas Racing saying:
But for now, my focus is on Stewart Haas Racing, the No. 41 car and locking ourselves into the Chase as soon as possible this season. I’ve seen some [Indy 500] deals get put together as late as May 1. Mine didn’t come together until March 31. There’s time to do this, but my biggest concern is the lack of competitive rides still left.