The only question now is whether he’ll be fast enough to contend for the pole on qualifying weekend and whether he’ll be able to complete — or win — both of the Memorial Day races.
“It was nice to settle in and go through the gears,” said Busch, who already has one Cup win this season. “I’m confident with the car.”
Busch plans to return to the track for testing May 5 when at least four other drivers are scheduled to take their rookie tests.
The 25 regular IndyCar drivers are all expected to participate in Wednesday’s road-course test in preparation for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10.