McLaren keeping an eye on Kyle Busch for the Indy 500


Kyle Busch has long expressed his desire to participate in the Indianapolis 500. The 2015 and 2019 NASCAR Cup Series double champion could see his dream come true in the very short term.

Zak Brown, managing director of McLaren Racing, has indicated that his IndyCar team is considering entering a fourth Chavrolet-powered car for the next edition of the 500 miles. The signing of Busch with Richard Childress Racing opens the way to this participation.

Busch announced on September 13 his decision to leave Joe Gibbs Racing and join Richard Childress Racing in 2023, putting an end ton to a 15-year commitment with Toyota and returning to Chevrolet, the brand with which he began his Cup career at Hendrick Motorsports. Upon signing with RCR, Busch reportedly received clearance from his new team – as well as his wife and mentor, Samantha – to compete in the 500 Miles.

If Arrow McLaren SP, the IndyCar structure of McLaren, is able to strike a deal with Busch, Menards – historic Chevrolet tuner – could be the sponsor. As a nod, team founder Sam Schmidt, hails from Las Vegas like Kyle Busch.

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