Kurt Busch shows interest in the INDY 500

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 21: Driver Kurt Busch talks with reporters during the NASCAR 2016 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour on January 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bob Leverone / NASCAR via Getty Images  (Photo by Bob Leverone/NASCAR via Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 21: Driver Kurt Busch talks with reporters during the NASCAR 2016 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour on January 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bob Leverone / NASCAR via Getty Images (Photo by Bob Leverone/NASCAR via Getty Images)

With the 100th anniversary of the INDY 500 coming in 2016, Kurt Busch is considering the idea of getting back into INDYCAR, especially for the 500.

Busch told Autoweek that “The Indy 500 is on the back burner. That’s especially true since it’s the 100th running. There’s a lot of sponsorship opportunities, be it Haas Automation, Chevrolet or Monster Energy.”

Busch finished sixth in the 2014 INDY 500, running with Andretti Autosport. He believes that he can pull together the backing to get a deal but he’s less optimistic about finding a car that will give him what he needs to get to the front.

Busch says his main focus is to continue to build up his team with Stewart Haas Racing and the # 41 car, with the goal of getting into the Chase for 2016.

Michael Andretti, of Andretti Autosport, has said in previous interviews that he is interested in running an extra car for Busch in the future. At this time his team already has three cars filled for 2016 with drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Carlos Muñoz. However, they do routinely field additional entries for the 500.