Ganassi: Kyle Larson could someday start in Indianapolis 500

May 22, 2015 5:15 PM by Ross Field

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Team owner Chip Ganassi is leaving the door open for rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson to someday compete in the Indianapolis 500.

The 22-year-old Larson was signed by Ganassi as a developmental driver in 2012, shot through the Truck Series and Xfinity Series, and began racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series last year.

He has also raced for Ganassi in the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Ganassi said Friday that he spoke with Larson "just yesterday" about eventually racing in the Indy 500. Ganassi has won the race four times, and has five cars in Sunday's edition.

Asked how the conversations with Larson go, Ganassi replied: "They go good all the time. We haven't said no to him. We haven't said yes, either."

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