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Kyle Larson has great quote about his upcoming ‘Double’ attempt

Kyle Larson talks with the media

Sep 1, 2022; Charlotte, NC, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) talks with the media during the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Media Day at Charlotte Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Larson offered a great quote Wednesday about his coming attempt at “The Double.”

Larson on May 25 and 26 is attempting to become the fifth driver in history to race in the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday and Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday in the same weekend. If he completes all laps in both races, he will have raced 1,100 miles in a two-day span.

Larson has been trying to get some practice in at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week ahead of May 25th’s Indy 500. He was asked by a reporter about the demands of racing 1,100 miles over two days and two different states.

“If Tony can do it, I can do it,” Larson said.

Larson was referencing Tony Stewart, who attempted “The Double” twice. Stewart is the only driver to complete all 1,100 miles during the same attempt (accomplished in 2001). Stewart finished 9th in the Indy 500 and 4th in the Coca-Cola 600 in 1999. In 2001, he finished 6th in the Indy 500 and 3rd in the Coca-Cola 600.

The other drivers to attempt “The Double” include John Andretti, Robby Gordon and most recently, Kurt Busch. No driver has had as much success attempting “The Double” as Stewart. Larson clearly isn’t too intimidated by Stewart’s success.

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