US F1 Target Kyle Busch for F1 Seat
Busch, who is best known on the North American continent for his push-to-the-limit attitude during races – often he either wins the race, or totally blows it – has been twice awarded the Rookie of the Year prize in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series and this year became only the first driver in the history of the sport to win 2 races (Nationwide and Sprint) during the course of the same day.
“If I was Kyle, I'd be saying to myself, yeah, those guys all talk the talk, let's see what they do, let's see what the car's like. Let's see what the race shop is like. Fair enough,” US GPE part-owner Peter Windsor was quoted as saying to the USA Today earlier this week.
“If he wants to jump in our car next year for doing some demonstrations here in the States, he's very welcome to do that,” added the Brit.
The Charlotte based outfit may have a problem with Busch's contractual status, however, as the driver is currently running on an active deal with Joe Gibbs Racing, binding him to the Sprint Cup organization until the end of 2010. So even if he wants to transfer his talent to the most popular open-wheel series in the world, he'll still have to get the approval of his team. Consequently, the earliest he may debut in the Great Circle would be in 2011.
As far as the other driver-related rumor is concerned, namely the one suggesting IndyCar driver Marco Andretti making the team in 2010, Windsor was pretty clear on that.
“It's not because I don't rate him (Andretti), but I don't think he'd be right driver at the right time, or equally that we're the right team,” added the British official.