Conor Daly will return to the Indianapolis 500 in May after being signed into Andretti Autosport's fifth car.

Daly, 27, has made five previous appearances at the Indy 500, recording a best finish of 21st last year with Dale Coyne Racing.

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Daly will link up with Andretti's full-season racers - Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Zach Veach and Marco Andretti - for this year's Indy 500, completing the team's line-up.

As in 2018, Daly will race with backing from the U.S. Air Force on his car in the Indy 500. The U.S. Air Force also becomes a full-season associate partner for Andretti.

"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.

"To be teamed with some of my best friends at undoubtedly one of the best teams on the grid is going to be a lot of fun! I’ve never had the chance to be on a team with multiple 500 winners so I am beyond excited to learn from them and ready to get to work."

"We’re really happy to welcome the Air Force to the Andretti family for the Indy 500 with Conor, and full season across all our cars,” said Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Autosport.

“Having five American drivers represent the team at America’s biggest race is very special and we’re proud to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Air Force."

The 103rd Indianapolis 500 takes place on May 26, with the new NTT IndyCar Series season set to begin on March 10 with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

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