Kyle Larson’s 2024 first double of many?

When Kurt Busch got out of the No. 1 Andretti Autosport Chevy at Ryan Hunter Rey nearly 10 years ago, the 2004 NASCAR Cup Champion did so with a smile, a Michael Andretti handshake and a stomach full of uncertainty.

After doing 83 laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, Busch admitted he had fun in his first IndyCar test before a potential Indianapolis 500 round, but he wasn’t impressed enough to commit.

“I’m not going to be able to do it this year, just with stamina and not being able to give my all for the team in Charlotte,” Busch said that day. “I need to feel more comfortable in the Indy car. A day like today, I’m macho. My hands were tense and steady, and it was only 10 laps in.”

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