Kurt Busch crashes in Indy 500 practice

Completing the Double just got a little harder for Kurt Busch

5/19/14 in IndyCar   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - Kurt Busch crashes in Indy 500 practiceKurt Busch has vowed to become the latest in a group of elite drivers who have completed both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same day.  Kurt's teammate, Tony Stewart, has done it twice.

Today in practice, Kurt hit the outside wall in turn 2 and damaged the car.  Whether it is damaged beyond repair remains to be seen.  He has already qualified to start 14th in the race, should they be able to repair the car.  If not, and a move to a back-up car is necessary, Kurt will have to start from the back.

Kurt will continue to jump back and forth between Indianaopolis and Charlotte to practice in both cars.  Parker Kligerman is on stand-by mode for Kurt in the NASCAR Cup car.
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5/20/14   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Kurt is going to a backup car.  He'll be using Marco Andretti's backup car and will be able to start 12th by completing a four lap qualification run.