June 17, 2012; Brooklyn, MI, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), driver Jeff Gordon (24), and driver Tony Stewart (14) during the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart Offered Chance At Indy 500


A couple of weeks ago NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch made history when he became only the fourth different driver to run in the Indy 500 and then in the Coca Cola 600. Busch shocked many in the world of motorsports when he qualified well for the Indy 500 and then finished 6th in the event on race day. The impressive run by Busch had specifically caught the eye of IndyCar owner and as a result possibly opened the door for another Sprint Cup Series driver to run in the Indy 500 in 2015.

Earlier this week IndyCar legend and team owner A.J. Foyt discussed how impressed he was with Busch and his Indy 500 run. Foyt went on to discuss how he would be willing to offer a seat in one of his cars in 2015 to Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart. Stewart has run the “double” in the past whereas Gordon has not. Foyt shared this thoughts about Gordon and Stewart with the Detroit News;

If he wanted to, yes he could do a good job at Indy and if he wanted to, I’d consider it, said Foyt of having Jeff Gordon compete for him in the Indy 500. Tony too. I gave Tony his first Indy ride in testing. Definitely I would (consider giving them a seat) because I know they could do the job.

Although Stewart has run in the Indy 500 before, he has never won the race. Both Gordon and Stewart are multiple time NASCAR champions and undoubtedly future hall of famers. Neither driver has anything to prove in the world of motorsports but it would be quite impressive if one of them could actually win the Indy 500. Gordon and Stewart are both exceptional drivers and with good equipment they both would be able to contend in the Indy 500.

Which NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver would you prefer to see run in the Indy 500 next year? Between Gordon and Stewart which driver do you think would have the best chance of winning in Indy and then possibly winning later on that night in Charlotte? Be sure to share your thoughts by commenting below.

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  • Tyler Katt

    With Jeff Gordon’s on again, off again back problem I doubt that he would be up for doing the double, Tony has already been there, done that. I would offer the seat to Jimmie Johnson and think he may have a real shot at winning both races