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Hornish hopes to return to Indy 500

Sam Hornish Jr says that he hopes he will be able to compete in the Indianapolis 500 again in the future

The three-time IndyCar Series champion has left the championship to race in NASCAR from 2008, but he is hoping that he will be able to race in the Indy 500 again at some point.

However, the American admitted that it is unlikely that he could go back to the event that he won in 2006 unless the schedule clash with NASCAR's Coca Cola 600 was changed.

"I hope they move the schedule so that somebody could do it," Hornish told the IndyCar website. "That's my goal.

"If I never ran in the Indy 500 again or an IndyCar Series race I would probably say I would be disappointed about that."

Robby Gordon was the last driver to attempt to compete in both races on the same day, but he had to leave the 2004 Indy 500 mid-race when it was delayed by rain.

Hornish added that he would enjoy keeping an eye on the showpiece event if he could not compete in it, especially as he has won it in the past.

"I'll always look forward to being able to watch it," he said. "I looked forward to it before I got there as something I was interested in as a fan and I'll look at it the same way now.

"I know how difficult it is now to win one Indy 500. I've got the one, I got my face on the trophy. There are so many things that can prevent you from doing that."

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