It may be too late for this year’s 100th running, but it’s seeming more and more as if Kyle Busch very well may have his sights set on eventually racing in the Indianapolis 500.
After winning Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Texas, Busch was asked about any potential Indy 500 aspirations by NBCSports.com’s Daniel McFadin.
But getting team owner Joe Gibbs to check off on that may be another thing.
Before either Gibbs or Busch answered McFadin, Busch stared down Gibbs for at least five seconds with somewhat of a smirk on his face. Check out the exchange Gibbs and Busch had in response to McFadin’s question:
JOE GIBBS (laughing): “Like I said, just when we were starting to get things going in the right direction.”
KYLE BUSCH: “I don’t know. I’d give it a whirl. But I’ve got to get it approved here first. You know, it would be pretty funny if I can get my Cup sponsors to pay for it. Then it would be pretty easy to convince Joe. So that may be my best strategy. So I’ll work on that. We’ll see.”
In a Twitter exchange with a fan last month, Busch confirmed he’s up for the same challenge older brother Kurt took by competing and finishing sixth in the 2014 Indianapolis 500.
Kurt Busch initially had contemplated racing at Indy again this year but since has ruled it out – even though it will be the historic 100th running of the Indy 500 this May.
Or maybe Kurt is waiting for Kyle to join him at Indy as one of the few brother combinations to race against each other in 500 history?