Kurt Busch’s racing double ends early at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 25: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Made in America Chevrolet, arrives from the Indianapolis 500 with his girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and her son Houston Hermanstorfer to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 25:  Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Made in America Chevrolet, arrives from the Indianapolis 500 with his girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and her son Houston Hermanstorfer to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 25: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Made in America Chevrolet, arrives from the Indianapolis 500 with his girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and her son Houston Hermanstorfer to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Kurt Busch’s quest to complete 1100 miles of racing in a single day came to an end about 200 laps short Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Busch started the day competing in his first ever open wheel race, and arguably the biggest, the Indy 500 in Indianapolis.

After starting 13th at Indy, Busch bided his time, avoided several accidents and ended the day in sixth, a stellar accomplishment considering his rookie status.

Once Busch completed the 500 he faced the challenge of making it to Charlotte North Carolina in time for the start just before 6:30 p.m. start. Thanks to extensive preparation bolstered by the experience of his boss Tony Stewart who completed the same feat for the last time in 2004. MORE>>>

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