Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay would like to try out NASCAR

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Kurt Busch made the headlines huge when he announced that he’d be doing the IndyCar-NASCAR Memorial Day double. If you missed it, check out the details by clicking here.

So that begs the question – would any of IndyCar’s drivers want to get behind the wheel of a NASCAR stockcar? Two of the drivers who said they’d give it a shot are Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

2013 IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon got the opportunity to test a stock car, driving Jamie McMurray’s car last year at Talladega for some laps. With that experience in his back pocket, he said that he’d love to have the opportunity to drive a stock car at a short track or road course.

“We have to look at schedules. I think even if the Nationwide side, there’s some races that don’t clash with Mid-Ohio or Road America. I just want to have a go first and see what it’s like,” Dixon commented. “Those guys are very good at what they do, very competitive series. I think it would be a lot of fun to have a go maybe in a Nationwide race. It’s not something we talk about a lot. Sort of a once-a-year thing.”

2012 IndyCar Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay hasn’t got the chance yet, but says he would like to tackle the opportunity as well.

“I would love to try anything. But you have to do it right,” he said on media day. “You can’t just jump in with both feet, expect it to happen in a year or two. Doesn’t work that way.

“I’m up for driving anything as long as it’s the right deal, and you get a fair shot at winning and succeeding.”


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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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