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The current NASCAR Cup Series points leader qualified in the top 10 for both races, and NASCAR observers know he will factor into any race on a 1.5-mile track. But IndyCar? Kyle Larson Indy 500, kyle larson


The current NASCAR Cup Series points leader qualified in the top 10 for both races, and NASCAR observers know he will factor into any race on a 1.5-mile track. But IndyCar?

Here's what to know Larson and his double efforts on Sunday:

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Larson announced his intention to run the 2024 Indianapolis 500 back in Jan. 2023, with HendrickCars.com the confirmed sponsor of an Arrow McLaren entry. From there, Hendrick and McLaren worked almost immediately in sorting out the details.

The 2021 Cup Series champion impressed during the rookie test last October and has been fast throughout the month of May.

Larson will be in an orange and blue McLaren entry with the blue HendrickCars.com scheme splashed among the orange similar to his Cup Series paint scheme. Hendrick Motorsports technical director Brian Campe will be the race strategist, and Larson will have his usual spotter Tyler Monn in his ear. McLaren has prepared the car as one of four entries into this year's 500.

Larson will start the Indianapolis 500 in fifth, in the middle of the second row. It will be his first IndyCar Series start.

Larson qualified 10th for the Coca-Cola 600. It will be his 345th career Cup Series start and the 15th career Cup start at Charlotte.

We're finding that out on Sunday. Hendrick Motorsports tweeted Sunday that Larson will run the Indy 500, now scheduled for a 3:45 p.m. CT start.

That will end his chances at the double. The Coca-Cola 600 is scheduled for a 5:22 p.m. CT green flag. Justin Allgaier will run in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in Charlotte.

Allgaier told FOX Sports and The Athletic that Larson will drive the No. 5 car if he returns to Charlotte before the end of the 600 following the completion of the Indy 500.

At Indianapolis: 10th

At Charlotte: 36th

Andretti was the first driver to attempt the double, for A.J. Foyt at Indy and for Billy Hagen at Charlotte. It was Andretti's first full-time Cup Series season and a struggle in a car with a declining race team. Andretti finished four laps down in 10th in the 500, then completed 220 laps in the 600 before retiring with a crankshaft issue.

At Indianapolis: 29th (1997) | 6th (2000) | 8th (2002) | 22nd (2003) | 19th (2004)

At Charlotte: 41st (1997) | DNS (2000) | 16th (2002) | 12th (2003) | 20th (2004)

Gordon never completed all 600 laps in the day, coming closest in 2002. That day, Gordon finished 8th at Indy in a Team Menard entry, then finished one lap down in 16th for Richard Childress Racing in Charlotte. Otherwise, rain split up his 1997 attempt into three days while forcing him to miss the start of the 2000 Coca-Cola 600 three years.

At Indianapolis: 9th (1999) | 6th (2001)

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