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Kurt Busch would relish the chance to join a very exclusive club.
It probably won't happen this year.
After winning his first Daytona 500, Busch said a busy schedule would likely prevent him from considering another run in this year's Indianapolis 500.
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Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt are the only drivers to capture both events.
"It will be very difficult at this point with a Daytona 500 win, and the emotions and the amount of responsibility that comes with it," Busch said at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he was competing in the second Cup race of the season.
Busch ran the 2014 Indy 500 for Michael Andretti's team. The NASCAR Cup star had no trouble getting a feel for the open-wheel car, finishing sixth and taking rookie of the year honors.
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Busch said he hasn't talked with anyone in the IndyCar series about entering their biggest race.
For now, his NASCAR plate is full.
"I think my first day there isn't anything scheduled is April 5," Busch said. "It's a busy time. I don't know if I'll be able to run Indy this year."
Busch did seem to leave the door open ever so slightly.
He remembered winning an early season race at Martinsville in 2014, which made it easier to pull off the Memorial Day double.
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"It gives you that calm sense of things: 'I can focus on other things and have the ability to run the Indy 500,'" Busch said.
But, he quickly added, "I haven't reached out to Michael. I haven't reached out to any other team. My focus has been to settle in with Ford and get 2017 underway and give my full focus to the Stewart-Haas race team."