Kurt Busch rekindled the lost thought of a driver attempting to race in both IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, hundreds of miles apart, when he tested for Andretti Autosport at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 9.
Busch's first test of an open-wheel car on a high-speed oval ultimately was a success. He passed the traditional IMS rookie orientation program and became eligible to compete in the Indianapolis 500. A lack of experience, funding and timing kept Busch out of the seat for the 2013 race, but he's vowed to take a thorough look at racing both events in 2014.
Affectionately known as "The Double" in racing circles, a driver hasn't attempted to race Indianapolis' 500 and Charlotte's 600 in the same season since Robby Gordon's effort in 2004. Only two others (John Andretti and Tony Stewart) have tried it otherwise.
Thanks to Busch's IndyCar test, the reality of seeing another driver try to win both races seems closer than previously thought. The following is a list drivers who would make excellent entrants in both events.