Larson, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Sequence champion, will change into the primary driver since Kurt Busch in 2014 to aim the 1,100-mile double.
Tony Stewart was probably 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 workforce 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 filth racing exploits as effectively, profitable numerous prestigious dash automobile occasions.
Simply yesterday, he grew to become a two-time winner of the Knoxville Nationals.
Larson attended this yr’s Indy 500 in preparation for subsequent yr’s occasion. He mentioned again in Might whereas talking with NBC: “It most likely nonetheless gained’t appear actual till I get behind the wheel of a automobile. Simply pleased to be right here, it’s the one day I can get right here this yr, 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 a fantastic workforce and all its sources. The chance is one thing I’ve wished to do for some time, I simply felt that the timing was proper to dwell out a dream of mine, my dad’s and Jeff Gordon’s and even Rick Hendrick’s.
“I simply wanna do an excellent job, I wanna clearly win the race too. I understand how laborious it’s, so I’m going to maintain my expectations life like, as a result of these are the best IndyCar drivers on this planet, and I’ve by no means raced one!
“If I put together proper, research and focus, then I can do an excellent job. So I’m simply excited and little bit nervous, I assume.”
Larson has one Coke 600 victory, which got here throughout the 2021 season. He dominated the occasion, main 327 of 400 laps.