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Kurt Busch to dedicate Memorial Weekend Double to members of armed forces

Starting line at Brickyard in 1985
Starting line at Brickyard in 1985

Kurt Busch will attempt to become the first driver to win both the Indy 500 and Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Speedway in Concord, NC since Tony Stewart and Robby Gordon attempted the feat in 2003.

“The last couple years have been a good chance for me to reflect on what I’ve done in motorsports, and also a chance to challenge myself to do something different,” stated Busch, who has won 24 Sprint Cup victories, including the 2010 Coca-Cola 600. He was also crowned NASCAR season champ in 2004.

After a grueling month of bouncing back and forth in 10 trips between the two venues for the qualifying events, as well as competing in 3 NASCAR race weekends, Busch, 35, will begin May 25th behind the wheel of an IndyCar for Andretti Autosport at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at noon before speeding his way to Concord to get behind the wheel of his regular No. 41 Chevrolet SS stock car for Stewart-Haas Racing for the 6pm NASCAR event.

Busch, who is a major advocate of the Armed Forces Foundation, also announced that he is dedicating his “Double duty” to the men and women serving in the military around the world.