Trackhouse Racing could acquire Kyle Busch for the Indianapolis 500

Trackhouse Racing has not ruled out acquiring Kyle Busch for the Indianapolis 500. Find out what the NASCAR team said about the situation!

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Trackhouse Racing has come a long way since it entered the NASCAR Cup Series during the 2021 season. Founded by Justin Marks and Pitbull, the organization has seen major success through its first two years.

Ross Chastain won the team’s first race at the Circuit of the Americas last season. Then, Chastain won at Talladega Superspeedway a few weeks later. Daniel Suarez also won at Sonoma Raceway. However, the organization finished runner-up in the championship behind Joey Logano.

Trackhouse Racing has made major strides and recently signed both of its drivers to multi-year contract extensions. With an eye on the future, Marks did not rule out a bid for the Indianapolis 500 and name-dropped one specific driver.

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Trackhouse Racing has ‘everything on the table,’ including Kyle Busch, for the Indianapolis 500

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Feb 16, 2023; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (8) during Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Trackhouse Racing has been an amazing addition to the NASCAR Cup Series and it has recently expressed an interest to expand into further divisions of racing. This includes the Indianapolis 500 which is arguably the biggest event in racing.

Marks discussed the possibility of entering the Indianapolis 500 with NBC Sports’ Dustin Long and even name-dropped a driver that will raise eyebrows.

“I wouldn’t say anything is off the table…I need to go to Indy and have it be something really special and have it be something that people haven’t seen before. So, if it’s one of our drivers doing the double or partnering with someone like Kyle Busch and doing it, I think all of that is on the table. Fundamentally, it’s just finding a team and partners and getting to a place where we can feel really good about the effort because we don’t want to go and run 30th. We want to go there and be a big part of the story and contend to win.” 

Justin Marks on Trackhouse Racing competing in the Indianapolis 500

A partnership between Trackhouse Racing and Kyle Busch would be incredible. Imagine one of NASCAR’s most proactive organizations joining forces with the most polarizing driver in the Indianapolis 500.

Obviously, this would not be for the 2023 Indianapolis 500. It is way too late to put anything together since the event would be underway in three months. This would be something to aim for in the future.

It is also important to note that Marks did not rule out Ross Chastain or Daniel Suarez. One of them could perform “The Double” with Trackhouse Racing at both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600.

Kyle Larson, the driver of the No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports, will actually do that in 2024 as he will attempt to make the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren Racing. Could we potentially see two NASCAR drivers attempt “The Double” next year?

It will be an intriguing story to follow over the next year to see if Busch, Chastain, or Suarez could find themselves in the Indianapolis 500 sometime in the near future.

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