Larson, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Sequence champion, will turn out to be the primary driver since Kurt Busch in 2014 to aim the 1,100-mile double.
Tony Stewart was essentially the most profitable of those that have tried it, ending ninth within the 1999 Indy 500 after which fourth within the Coke 600.
The automobile is a mixed effort between HMS and McLaren, and the paint scheme displays that. Larson’s No. 17 Arrow McLaren-Hendrick Chevrolet will carry title partnership from HendrickCars.com, simply as his Cup trip usually does. The crew additionally plans to enter the Indy 500 in 2025.
Larson has 21 Cup wins, ten of which got here throughout his 2021 championship marketing campaign. Larson is understood for his grime racing exploits as properly, profitable numerous prestigious dash automobile occasions.
Simply yesterday, he grew to become a two-time winner of the Knoxville Nationals.
Larson attended this 12 months’s Indy 500 in preparation for subsequent 12 months’s occasion. He stated again in Could whereas talking with NBC: “It most likely nonetheless received’t appear actual till I get behind the wheel of a automobile. Simply joyful to be right here, it’s the one day I can get right here this 12 months, so I’m simply making an attempt to soak in as a lot information as I can and regularly higher put together myself for subsequent season.
“I need to do a extremely good job and I really feel like the chance is there with an amazing crew and all its assets. The chance is one thing I’ve wished to do for some time, I simply felt that the timing was proper to reside out a dream of mine, my dad’s and Jeff Gordon’s and even Rick Hendrick’s.
“I simply wanna do a superb job, I wanna clearly win the race too. I understand how arduous it’s, so I’m going to maintain my expectations real looking, as a result of these are the best IndyCar drivers on the planet, and I’ve by no means raced one!
“If I put together proper, research and focus, then I can do a superb job. So I’m simply excited and little bit nervous, I assume.”
Larson has one Coke 600 victory, which got here through the 2021 season. He dominated the occasion, main 327 of 400 laps.