Kyle Larson to attempt The Double in 2024 with Arrow McLaren, Hendrick

With 500 days to go until the 2024 Indianapolis 500—yes, you read that right, 2024—now the 108th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing’s one-off driver’s first entry, it might very well steal the show.

2021 NASCAR Cup champ and legendary dirt-track racer Kyle Larson has linked up with Arrow McLaren, with the support of his NASCAR boss Rick Hendrick, to run the 2024 Indy 500 on May 26. 2023 entries) became only the fifth driver to run The Double across IndyCar and NASCAR on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

Similar to Kurt Busch, the last driver to attempt The Double in 2014, Larson will have more than a year to build up his knowledge of the Indy car with testing opportunities that will likely include a day on a non-IMS oval, as well as running his rookie mentoring program months in advance. From his debut in May, as 500 rookies have done in recent years.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) sits in his car on Saturday, July 30, 2022, during practice for the Verizon 200 in the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

His oil for his Indy 500 debut, as well as his car number, will be announced at a later date, but his entry will be owned by Hendrick and will carry title sponsorship from – Larson’s primary sponsor in the Cup Series for his No. 5 Chevy-powered ride.

“Competing in the Indianapolis 500 is a dream of mine and something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time — ever since I was a kid, before I started competing in sprint cars,” Larson said in a statement. “Doing this with Arrow McLaren and Mr. Hendrick, in particular, is a dream come true.

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