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Which Drivers Have Completed The Double (Indy 500 / Coca-Cola 600)?

Which drivers have completed the Indy 500 Coca-Cola 600 Memorial Day double? Kyle Larson Indy 500 Coca-Cola 600 double Hendrick 1100

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Kyle Larson is set to become the latest driver to compete in the Memorial Day Weekend double as the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion will pilot the No. 17 HendrickCars.com Arrow McLaren Chevrolet in the 108th Indianapolis 500 in 2024. Following his first start in the Indy 500, Larson will hop on a plane and travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he will compete in the Coca-Cola 600 in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Hendrick Motorsports is dubbing Larson’s attempt the “Hendrick 1100” and Larson will have special matching paint schemes for the two races.

In all, Larson is looking to become the second driver in history to ever complete all 1,100 miles in a single day. Tony Stewart completed all 600 laps of racing on Memorial Day Weekend in the year 2001. As long as he qualifies into the field, Larson will become the fifth driver to compete in both iconic races on the same day. Larson will join John Andretti (1994), Robby Gordon (1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004), Tony Stewart (1999, 2001), and Kurt Busch (2014) as the only drivers to accomplish the incredible test of endurance.

While five drivers have gone on to run both races on the same day, six drivers total have attempted to run both races. Davy Jones, who finished 23rd in the 1995 Indianapolis 500, failed to make the field for the Coca-Cola 600 that season in an entry fielded by D.K. Ulrich.

In 1994, John Andretti became the first driver to ever run the Memorial Day double. Andretti finished in 10th place, four laps down, in the Indianapolis 500 for A.J. Foyt Enterprises. Andretti would finish 36th in the Coca-Cola 600 driving for Hagan Racing.

The last driver, previous to Larson’s attempt, to contest the Double was Kurt Busch, who finished an impressive sixth in his first and only Indianapolis 500 start. Busch ran that event for Andretti Autosport. Disappointingly, Busch would finish 40th in the Coca-Cola 600 with Stewart-Haas Racing after an engine failure on Lap 272.

How the drivers who have completed the Memorial Day Double have fared

YearDriverIndy 500 TeamFinishLaps
Comp
Total
Laps
Coca-Cola 600 TeamFinishLaps
Comp
Total
Laps
1994John AndrettiA.J. Foyt Enterprises10th196200Hagan Racing36th220400
1995Davy JonesDick Simon Racing23rd161200Ulrich RacingDNQ--400
1997Robby GordonSABCO Racing29th19200SABCO Racing41st186333
1999Tony StewartTriStar Motorsports9th196200Joe Gibbs Racing4th400400
2000Robby GordonTeam Menard6th200200Team Menard35th*389400
2001Tony StewartChip Ganassi Racing6th200200Joe Gibbs Racing3rd400400
2002Robby GordonTeam Menard / RCR8th200200Richard Childress Racing16th399400
2003Robby GordonAndretti Green Racing22nd169200Richard Childress Racing17th275276
2004Robby GordonRobby Gordon Motorsports29th**88180Richard Childress Racing20th397400
2014Kurt BuschAndretti Autosport6th200200Stewart-Haas Racing40th271400
2024Kyle LarsonArrow McLaren----200Hendrick Motorsports----400

*Due to a three-plus hour weather delay at the Indianapolis 500, P.J. Jones started the 2000 Coca-Cola 600 in place of Robby Gordon. Gordon would take over for Jones once he arrived in Charlotte, but Jones was officially credited with the start and points for the finish.

**With the Indianapolis 500 race win out of reach, Jacques Lazier took over for Robby Gordon during a rain delay in the 2004 Indy 500. Lazier drove the final 61 laps of the event for Gordon, who flew to Charlotte and finished 20th in the Coca-Cola 600.

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