Memorial Day weekend is a big few days for the world of racing with the Indianapolis 500 held on Sunday morning and the Coca-Cola 600 held in the evening.

The last NASCAR driver to attempt the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in the same day was Kyle Busch in 2014.   In 2001, NASCAR champion and Hall of Famer Tony Stewart is the only driver to complete both races.

Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson has announced that he will make the attempt to run the double in 2024.  Larson will drive the Arrow McLaren IndyCar.  HMS owner Rick Hendrick will help to sponsor the car through his automotive group.

Speaking on the opportunity, Larson said, “I’m super excited.  Competing at the Indianapolis 500 is a dream of mine and something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time – since I was a child before I ever began competing in sprint cars. To do it with McLaren and Mr. Hendrick especially is a dream come true. I’m grateful for the opportunity and am really looking forward to it even though it’s still about a year-and-a-half away. I’m really looking forward to competing in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Charlotte 600 and maybe even get a win or two that day.”

The Indianapolis 500 is the biggest race on the IndyCar schedule and the Coca-Cola 600 is the longest race in the NASCAR Cup Series schedule.

A man who is ready to jump into anything with four wheels and a steering wheel; the one car Kyle Larson has not driven is an IndyCar.  But with over a year to get ready, there is no doubt that he will have it all figured out in time for the big race.

In three short seasons with Hendrick Motorsports, Larson has earned 13 of his 19 wins and a Cup Series championship.