Kurt Busch and Andretti Autosport announced Tuesday that he will try to become the first driver in 10 years to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.

Busch, the 2004 NASCAR champion, will try to qualify for the Indy 500 in a fifth car for Andretti. Should he make the May 25 race, Busch will then fly to Charlotte Motor Speedway to fulfill his full-time job with Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR's longest event of the year.

"I'm a fan of motor sports, a student of motor sports, and I view this as a challenge for myself," Busch said in an interview with The Associated Press. "Memorial Day weekend, the central focus of all motor sports is Monaco, Indianapolis and Charlotte, and this is a tremendous opportunity to be right in the middle of it."

Only John Andretti, Tony Stewart and Robby Gordon have attempted the grueling, 1,100-mile "double," and no driver has tried since Gordon in 2004.

Stewart, Busch's new co-owner at Stewart-Haas, is the only driver to complete all 1,100 miles. He did it in his second and final attempt, in 2001, when he finished sixth at Indy and third at Charlotte.

Baseball

Two-time A.L. Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from a second major operation on his left shoulder. Santana, 34, became a free agent after completing a $137.5 million, six-year contract with the New York Mets, who declined a $25 million option and paid a $5.5 million buyout.

Santana missed the 2011 and 2013 seasons after surgeries. The Orioles hope he will be ready to pitch in the majors by June 1. He will get a $3 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn an additional $5.05 million in roster and performance bonuses.

  • Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves in his spring debut for the Washington Nationals. Strasburg, who is coming off October surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, allowed one hit and needed only 15 pitches, 11 of them strikes.

    Football

    Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner tweeted that he was reinstated by the NFL following his suspension in December for violating the league's policy on substance abuse.

    Browner was suspended indefinitely without pay by the league Dec. 18. The reinstatement will make Browner a free agent as his contract with the Seahawks ended after the season. Browner's agent, Peter Schaffer, confirmed the reinstatement to The Associated Press.

    The suspension was the second in two seasons for Browner.

  • Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went through separate workouts for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien before the school's pro day. Garoppolo not only threw for them but also visited and answered questions, such as Harbaugh asking if he had taken advanced math courses in high school.

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