May 14, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT
Kurt Busch made headlines last week with his first IndyCar test in 10 years, when driving Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That was to prep for a possible debut in the Indianapolis 500 in 2014.
He resumed in his day job in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Friday, when he qualified on the pole at Darlington Raceway for Furniture Row Racing with a new track record.
This week, NASCAR takes the gloves off and eliminates the points for the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR revised the All-Star Race format earlier this year.
Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup champion, had one of the more memorable incidents in the All-Star Race in recent years when he and younger brother Kyle collided in the 2007 race. Neither Kurt (Penske Racing) nor Kyle (Hendrick Motorsports) still drives for the team they did in 2007.
See it above in case you forgot how it went down.
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