NASCAR: Kyle Larson says he’d “like to try” Le Mans in Twitter Q&A


With roughly two hours to go in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 02 “star car” is running among the leaders with former IndyCar and Indy 500 champ Scott Dixon at the controls.

But NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year Kyle Larson has also played a key role in the No. 02’s success so far in North America’s biggest sports car event.

So does ‘Young Money’ have any designs on one day taking on the world’s biggest sports car event – the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

That was one of the questions put to him by fans when he took over NASCAR’s Twitter account earlier this morning after a stint in his team’s Ford-powered Daytona Prototype.

To the Le Mans question, he responded:

Other topics in the Q&A included the differences between his usual Sprint Cup car and the IMSA Prototype he’s been racing…

His approach to both racing in the daytime and the nighttime during the Rolex…

And of course, how he’s been trying to find some rest.

For more of the conversation, head over to NASCAR’s Twitter account and look for the #AskLarson hashtag.

As of the time of this post, Dixon has the No. 02 (which also features Larson’s NASCAR teammate, Jamie McMurray, and another former IndyCar and Indy 500 champ, Tony Kanaan) running in second behind leader Max Angelelli in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing DP.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

Santino Ferrucci AJ Foyt
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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.