NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has revealed that he is considering returning to the Brickyard for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Busch secured the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the year award when he drove for Andretti Autosport finishing the iconic race in 6th place. The NASCAR star has now admitted that he has held talks with with Andretti Autosport owner Michael Andretti about the possibility of returning to Indianapolis with the team, he commented by saying:
I have not talked to Michael lately but we have talked, There isn’t as much gas on the fire as there was in 2014 to do the race but the 100th Indianapolis 500 will be special.
To be part of that with everybody in that 100th running will be great.
The 2004 Cup champion has not set a deadline on when he will make a decision on whether to take part in the event or not but if he does decide to race he will be one of at least our drivers competing in the race for Andretti Autosport joining Ryan Hunter Reay, Marco Andretti, and Carlos Munoz at the outfit.
Former Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro has already ruled herself out of running the Indianapolis 500 as qualifying for the race takes place on the same day as the Berlin e-prix and that is where her focus is now with Andretti Autosport in Formula E.
Michael Andretti has confirmed that he is open to the idea of running more than four cars at the Indianapolis 500 this year.