Kurt Busch gets Tony Stewart’s blessing to run ‘Double’ again

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If Kurt Busch decides to do “The Double” again in 2015, he has the blessing of teammate and Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart.

Busch, who became the first driver to attempt The Double in a decade this past May, is reportedly mulling over an encore performance for next Memorial Day weekend where he’d again race in the Indianapolis 500 in the early afternoon, hop a plane to Charlotte and then race in that evening’s Coca-Cola 600 for an encore.

If Busch wants to do it, he’s got Stewart’s vote. Of course, Stewart is a bit biased – he tried The Double twice in his career, the last time being in 2001, when he finished sixth in the Indianapolis 500 and third in the Coca-Cola 600 later that evening.

“I’m 100 percent supportive if he wants to do that again,” Stewart said, according to PaddockTalk.com. “I thought for somebody that had not been in an IndyCar to go over there, and as tough as the IndyCar Series is right now, to have a performance like that was unbelievable.

“He did a phenomenal job.”

Stewart remains the only driver to complete both ends of The Double. Busch finished an impressive sixth at Indianapolis this year, but dropped out of the 600 due to motor issues, ultimately finishing a disappointing 40th place.

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