Kurt to Double Down
Kurt Busch, driver of the Haas Automation No. 41 Chevrolet SS, will compete in races at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and Indianapolis, Indiana this Sunday, May 25. The Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) driver will be only the fourth driver to attempt the punishing feat, fondly nicknamed “The Double.”
Kurt will drive a Dallara-Honda for Andretti Autosport in the Indianapolis 500. At the end of the race, he will immediately fly to Charlotte, North Carolina to drive in the Coca-Cola 600 for SHR. Stewart-Haas Racing is co-owned by racing legend Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc. – the largest machine tool builder in the Western World, and primary sponsor of the No. 41 Chevy.
The only driver to successfully complete all laps in The Double, is SHR co-owner, Tony Stewart. In 2001, Stewart finished sixth at Indy and third at Charlotte. Stewart, along with SHR’s other open-wheel racecar veteran, Danica Patrick, will be offering Kurt advice and tips.
Kurt’s Double effort supports The Kurt Busch Project/Armed Forces Foundation partnership to raise awareness for the invisible wounds suffered by our military veterans.