Posted March 4, 2014 11:34 am - Updated March 4, 2014 01:02 pm

Wheel man: Kurt Busch to attempt racing's 'double'

Kurt Busch will try to become the fourth driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same day.

Busch will drive a fifth car from Andretti Autosport in the biggest race of the Indy Car Series season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, the team announced Tuesday.

If all goes as planned, Busch will complete all 500 miles in Indianapolis and arrive at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in time to drive in the longest race on the NASCAR schedule.

"Perhaps I am a bit of an old-school racer; a throw-back I guess," Busch said. "I enjoyed the era of drivers racing different cars and testing themselves in other series. It is tough to do now for a variety of factors, but when the opportunity is there, I want to do it."

Busch also has competed in a Pro Stock car in 2011 at the NHRA's Gatornationals.

The Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to start at noon; the 600 will get underway at 6 p.m. The racetracks are about 600 miles apart.

Between practicing, qualifying and racing, Busch is expected to make 10 trips between the tracks.

Busch currently drives the No. 4 Chevrolet at Stewart-Haas Racing. His car owner, Tony Stewart, is one of three drivers to complete the “Double.” Robby Gordon and John Andretti also have done both races in the same day.

Gordon, who was the last driver to do the "double" in 2004, sent out a tweet shortly after the announcement, saying “Welcome to the club.”