NASCAR's Kurt Busch finishes strong 6th in Indianapolis 500 after crashing in practice

Heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for tonight's Coca-Cola 600

YouTube download / NASCAR driver Kurt Busch crashes in practice for the Indianapolis 500, which forced him to use a back-up car for today's race.

INDIANAPOLIS -- NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch driving for Andretti Autosport, finished a respectable 6th in today's Indianapolis 500, which was won by Ryan Hunter-Reay, of Fort Lauderdale.

Busch left the track immediately after the race to flly to Charlotte Motor Speedway where he will start in tonight's Coca-Cola 600. He'll become the fourth driver to participate in both races on the same day. 

Kurt Busch is introduced at a press conference at Indianapolis Speedway.

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