Kurt Busch is still considering a run in the Indianapolis 500.
Busch would become the first driver to compete in both Memorial Day races, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600, since Robby Gordon in 2004.
While Busch says sponsorship is not an issue he is concerned about testing time adding that his age could make future attempts at the event difficult.
“Testing, we still would probably need to go to Fontana [Calif.], or we’re just going to have to bite the bullet and show up at Indy and let ‘er rip,” Busch said, via ESPN. “But I turn 36 this summer and to me that’s like an artificial drawing a line in the sand of ‘I’m getting too old.’ I can’t teach myself new tricks. You can show up at Indy as a 20-year-old and go and do that. So I’m thinking this is probably the cutoff year.”
One underlying storyline could be Andretti Autosport’s switch from Chevrolet to Honda. Busch will compete in a Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. But Busch told ESPN that he had received an offer from another team outside of Andretti.
Busch said that his Sprint Cup Series owner Tony Stewart is supportive of the Indy run.
“Tony is like, ‘Man, I will be there with you. We will use my plane and we’ll go,'” Busch said. “It’s really neat to have his enthusiasm.”