INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to watch. So will Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer. NASCAR’s biggest names all plan to tune in to the Indianapolis 500 to watch Kurt Busch run the first leg in his attempt to complete The Double.
Millions of other casual fans will also turn their attention to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, where Busch’s debut will bring new eyeballs to the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” Although the Indy 500 has always been the crown jewel of motorsports, the slumping IndyCar Series struggles to gain much traction outside the showcase race.
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