Conor Daly has joined Andretti Autosport’s all-American lineup for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 with backing from the United States Air Force.
Daly will pilot the No. 25 Honda, joining Indianapolis 500-winning teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi as well as Zach Veach and Marco Andretti.
This May will mark Daly’s sixth attempt to qualify for the iconic 500-mile race. The second-generation driver has made five previous starts at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval with a best starting position of 22nd in 2015.
Last year, Daly was nearly bumped from the field driving for Dale Coyne Racing with support from the Air Force. After starting 33rd, he achieved his best career finish at IMS when he placed 21st.
“I couldn’t be prouder to represent the Air Force for a second consecutive year at the Indianapolis 500,” said Daly. “I would not be here without the effort from everyone at Andretti Autosport to make sure this program is structured for success.
“It means a lot to see the commitment that Air Force has shown in me, and the chance to have a shot at winning the biggest race in the world.”
Committed to more than just Daly, the Air Force has also been named an associate partner of Michael Andretti’s team and will support all four full-season entries.
The 2019 Indy 500 will go green May 26 with qualifications scheduled for May 18 and 19.