Kurt Busch enters Race Of Champions

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 09: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 09:  Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – OCTOBER 09: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kurt Busch will compete at this year’s Race Of Champions in at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14 it was announced Tuesday morning. Earlier this year Busch became only the fourth driver in motor sport history to attempt a racing double-header. On the same day in May, he raced both in NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 at North Carolina’s Charlotte Motor Speedway and the world-famous Indianapolis 500. His run to 6th place on his debut at the IndyCar classic earned him the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award.

Busch joins this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay for Team USA in the ROC Nations Cup. Busch and Hunter-Reay were team-mates in this year’s Indianapolis 500, both piloting cars for Andretti Autosport. Team USA last won the ROC Nations Cup title in 2002 with a NASCAR-heavy team of Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Colin Edwards.

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