Kurt Busch Drives V8 Supercar At Austin

Last week, Kurt Busch was given the opportunity to drive a prototype V8 Supercar at the Circuit of the Americas, as a promotional event for the upcoming Austin 400, the first V8 Supercars event held in North America.

Video of his drive has now emerged:

Apart from apparently being in the wrong gear a few times due to being unfamiliar with the car – (right hand drive, left hand sequential gear change) – and learning the circuit, Busch seemed to do a pretty good job handling the completely new environment.

Not bad.

Of course, Busch isn’t the only NASCAR driver to have a fling in a V8 Supercar, with Dale Earnhardt Jr having a go in a previous generation car some years ago at an off-season test session with Paul Morris Motorsport.

Of course, Marcos Ambrose came from the V8 Supercars series to NASCAR.

Will we see a NASCAR star have a race one day?

Given the intense racing schedule of the NASCAR season, it would be difficult to organise a weekend where NASCAR isn’t racing that matches a V8 Supercars event, but it would be an exciting prospect.