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K1 RaceGear Sponsored Driver Kyle Larson Qualifies for Indy 500, Sets Stage for Memorial Day Weekend Double Header

Posted on May 21 2024

K1 RaceGear Sponsored Driver Kyle Larson Qualifies for Indy 500, Sets Stage for Memorial Day Weekend Double Header


Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana: The anticipation builds as Kyle Larson prepares to make his rookie debut at the Indianapolis 500, marking a pivotal moment in his racing career. Not only does Larson step into the iconic race, but he also joins an elite group of drivers attempting the Memorial Day weekend doubleheader, competing in both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

With the likes of racing legends such as John Andretti, Robby Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Kyle Busch having dared this double-header challenge before, Larson embarks on a journey to etch his name alongside these greats. The Memorial Day weekend spectacle promises 1,100 miles of intense racing across two disciplines, a feat achieved by only four others in motorsport history.

During the qualifying weekend for the 108th Running of the Indy 500, Larson showcased his expertise by securing a spot in the Fast Six, setting the stage for a thrilling battle for pole position. Competing against seasoned veterans and three former Indy 500 champions, Larson's impressive performance earned him a spot on the second row, solidifying his position as a formidable contender.

With an average qualifying lap speed of 233.090, Larson will be positioned in the middle of the second row on the starting grid for the Indy 500, amidst a field of seasoned competitors, ready to take on the challenges of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Following this monumental race, Larson will swiftly transition to Charlotte, North Carolina, to partake in the NASCAR Cup Series pinnacle event, the Coca-Cola 600, piloting the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro.

Larson's journey not only fulfills a childhood dream but also cements his status among the elite in the world of motorsports. His partnership with Arrow McLaren for the Indy 500 adds an extra layer of significance, symbolized by the vibrant and easily identifiable papaya-colored accent adorning his race car.

As Larson prepares to tackle the ultimate racing challenge, K1 RaceGear stands proudly by his side, providing the highest quality racing apparel to ensure his safety and performance on the track. It’s a journey that epitomizes the spirit of determination, skill, and passion that defines the world of racing.

About K1 RaceGear:

K1 RaceGear is a leading provider of high-performance racing suits and safety apparel, trusted by professional racers worldwide. With a commitment to innovation and quality, K1 RaceGear offers a range of products designed to optimize performance and safety on the track. For more information, visit

About Kyle Larson:

Kyle Larson is a professional racing driver known for his exceptional talent and versatility on the track. With numerous victories across various racing disciplines, Larson continues to push the boundaries of motorsports excellence. Sponsored by K1 RaceGear, Larson embodies the spirit of determination and passion that defines the world of racing.


Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports