Kyle Larson will enter the 2024 Indianapolis 500 with McLaren

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Kyle Larson will enter the 2024 Indianapolis 500 with McLaren

Kyle Larson, one of the best drivers in NASCAR will join McLaren Racing for the 2024 Indianapolis 500. Larson will drive a car co-owned by Rick Hendrick. Hendrick is happy about this collaboration and is aware of the quality of Larson, from whom much is expected.

“Having the opportunity to support Kyle, partner with an elite team like Arrow McLaren and promote in one of the world’s great auto racing events is truly unique. All of us are competitors. Putting Kyle in top-level equipment and allowing ample time for him to prepare for such a difficult challenge was important.

It’s going to be very, very special to field a Chevrolet in the Indy 500 as a car owner. A collaboration like this was what we needed to make it happen, and fortunately the stars aligned. We’re 100 percent committed to doing it right and look forward to working with Zak [Brown, McLaren CEO] and his organization”.

- he said, as quoted by

Kyle Larson

Larson has realized his biggest dream. He is especially happy about the partnership with Hendrick. “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 Arrow 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 Coca-Cola 600 and maybe even get a win or two that day”.

Brown is especially happy with this outcome. “Adding Kyle Larson with a partnership to the Indy 500 lineup in 2024 is exciting for our Arrow McLaren team as well as for race fans,” said Brown.

“He’s a complete driver, known for racing anything on wheels, so I’m looking forward to seeing what Kyle can do in an NTT IndyCar Series car.