"So far, things are going well for Kurt Busch’s first IndyCar Series test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The former NASCAR champion completed about 15 laps in his first segment and as of 10:15 a.m. was working on completing IndyCar’s standard Rookie Orientation Program that is comprised of 10-lap speed increments.
Busch is driving Andretti Autosport’s No. 1 car scheduled to be Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Indianapolis 500 car this month. Practice for the 500 begins Saturday.
Busch has said he’s not going to participate in this month’s 500, but he could have a different take on it following the test that is to end about noon.
Team owner Michael Andretti and IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe are at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this test.
Team manager Kyle Moyer said there’s no fear that Busch might wreck Hunter-Reay’s car.
“He’s a champion,” Moyer said of Busch."