Kyle Larson on Indy 500 debut and whether he sought advice from Busch and Johnson

“I don’t know when I’m testing yet. I don’t want to, like, pick people’s brains yet"

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Kyle Larson on Indy 500 debut and whether he sought advice from Busch and Johnson

Kyle Larson will make his Indy 500 debut next year. Larson has high expectations of himself, but so do the fans of this sport. If he is as good as in the Cup Series, then we can really expect good results from him. Given that Kyle Larson has no experience competing in the Indy 500, many are wondering how he will prepare and whether he will take advice from Johnson and Busch who were part of the Indy 500.

Larson stressed that he does not intend to do it at the very beginning. “I don’t know when I’m testing yet. I don’t want to, like, pick people’s brains yet, other drivers’ brains too early on, then have to go to them in a few months and ask the same questions over again.

I want to wait a little bit to pick their brains some,” -Larson said.

Kyle Larson

This great NASCAR driver does not want to get on their nerves and hopes that he will at first 'pick up' some things on his own, and then ask for advice that might be important to him.

“I definitely want to talk to guys who are familiar with stockcars and Indy cars, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, guys who have done this more recently. I don’t want to do it too early yet and get on their nerves when I go to ask them again later on,” Larson added.

Interestingly, Larson visited the 2023 Indy 500 Arrow McLaren garage, and had only positive impressions. “It was extremely cool. There’s no other event like it in the world though. Any sporting event I don’t think comes close to it.

The amount of people that are there, just the atmosphere, is unreal. And it was nice to get to go there and kind of take it in as a fan,” Larson concluded.

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