Kyle Larson attempts the Double: Indianapolis 500-NASCAR Cup schedule

Kyle Larson will attempt the Double on May 26, driving in the IndyCar Series' Indianapolis 500 followed by NASCAR Cup's Coca-Cola 600.

Larson, 31, is in his 12th year of NASCAR Cup racing. He won the 2021 series championship and already has two race wins this year, giving him 25 career victories. The Indy 500 would be his first IndyCar Series race.

There are six days of Indy 500 practice and two days of qualifying before the scheduled May 26 race. NASCAR Cup has its All-Star weekend May 17-19 at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway, followed by Coca-Cola 600 weekend May 25-26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

There are four days of potential on-track IndyCar/NASCAR overlap: May 17-19 and May 26.

How will Larson deal with the heavy driving and traveling schedule? It's possible he could add some short-track racing. He loves it, owns a sprint car team, and there are tons of tracks near Indy in North Carolina.

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What teams do Kyle Larson drive for?

Larson drives the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in NASCAR Cup. He will drive the No. 17 Chevrolet for Arrow McLaren and Hendrick at Indianapolis.

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Kyle Larson's schedule for Indy 500/NASCAR double

Official practice, qualifying, race sessions for the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR Cup between May 14-26; all times ET

Tuesday, May 14

Indy 500 practice, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15

Indy 500 practice, noon-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

Indy 500 practice, noon-6 p.m.

Friday, May 17

Indy 500 practice, noon-6 p.m.

NASCAR Cup All-Star practice, 4-4:50 p.m.

NASCAR Cup All-Star qualifying, 5:50-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Indy 500 practice, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Indy 500 qualifying, 11 a.m.-5:50 p.m.

NASCAR Cup All-Star heat races, 5:20 p.m. or 6:15 p.m.

When will Larson drive at North Wilkesboro? It's not clear. Recently retired Kevin Harvick will drive Larson's Cup car for practice and qualifying on Friday. Larson's NASCAR availability on Sunday night will be dictated by his Indy 500 qualifying prospects.

Sunday, May 19

Indy 500 practice, noon-2 p.m. (time depends on Larson's standing after first day of qualifying; Top 12, noon-1 p.m.; Last Chance Qualifiers, 1-2 p.m.)

Indy 500 qualifying, 3-5:45 p.m. (time depends on Larson's standing after first day of qualifying; Fast 12,: 3:05-4:05 p.m.; Last Chance Qualifier, 4:15-5:15 p.m.; Fast 6, 5:25-5:55 p.m.)

NASCAR All-Star Race, 8 p.m.

Monday, May 20

IndyCar practice, 1-3 p.m.

Friday, May 24

IndyCar practice, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

NASCAR Cup practice, qualifying, 5:05-7 p.m.

Sunday, May 26

IndyCar Indy 500, 12:45 p.m.

NASCAR Cup Coca-Cola 600, 6 p.m.

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Drivers who have driven the Indy 500/NASCAR Double

(with year, driver, Indy 500 finish, Coca-Cola 600 finish)

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1994: John Andretti (10th, 36th)

1997: Robby Gordon (29th, 41st)*

1999: Tony Stewart (9th, 4th)

2000: Robby Gordon (6th, 35th)

2001: Tony Stewart (6th, 3rd)

2002: Robby Gordon (8th, 16th)

2003: Robby Gordon (22nd, 17th)

2004: Robby Gordon (29th, 20th)

2014: Kurt Busch (6th, 6th)

*-Indy 500 was rained out and run the following day; Davy Jones attempted the Double in 1995, but failed to qualify for the Coca-Cola 600

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