Kurt Busch ready for dual challenge of Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600

Wednesday March 5th, 2014

Still, knuckling down for 600 miles is one thing. Staying in the zone for that first 500, assuming Busch qualifies, is quite another. If Busch didn't have a knack for making time and terrain fly by, no one would give him a gambler's chance. His strategy for getting through Memorial Day probably won't be much different than the one that got him to this point: foot on the gas and stay to the left. With a lot of work and a few more breaks along the way, Busch wouldn't just be bringing his own two-decade journey around the track full circle. He would be enlightening all who watch him on Memorial Day or otherwise to a truth that extends far beyond motorsports: the most satisfying race a man an ever win is one against himself. Whatever miles Busch drove past that would be a bonus.

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