Kurt Busch, who will seek to become the first driver in a decade to run the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, spent time on today’s edition of NBCSN SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports discussing how he’ll prepare for the task.
As the #DoubleOutlaw explained to hosts Dave Briggs and Carolyn Manno, the Indy/Charlotte double is a big challenge for all parties involved from the driver to the teams at Andretti Autosport (IndyCar) and Stewart-Haas Racing (NASCAR).
“Other than demanding 1,100 miles that you have to have such intense focus for, over the last decade the schedule of logistics just didn’t allow [the Double] to happen,” Busch said from New York City.
“Indiana is now in the Eastern Time Zone, it used to be in the Central [Time Zone]. And with that hour window, it can open [the Double] up to being done – and you’ve got to have fast plane travel. So, I’ve got Cessna [jets] lined up and I’ve got a great group of guys on both sides of the fence to make this happen.”
Check out the video above to hear more of Busch’s comments on his upcoming adventure in May.