Juncos Racing confirmed that Kyle Kaiser will drive the team’s No. 32 Chevrolet-powered entry for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

The 23-year-old from Santa Clara, California will be competing in his second 500 for Juncos, having qualified 17th and 29th in last year’s running

Kaiser is a stalwart for the Speedway, Indiana based squad, driving in both the Indy Pro 2000 and the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire championships, winning the 2017 Lights championship. He competed in four NTT IndyCar Races for the team in 2018.

He most recently piloted Juncos’ IndyCar in March at the IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas and pilot’s the team’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship DPi entry.

“I am incredibly happy to have the opportunity to qualify for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500,” said Kaiser. “The team and myself have been working very hard to make this happen, so I’m extremely grateful to everyone who has helped make this possible. It will be great to build off what we accomplished last year, having qualified 17th as a single car effort was incredible.”

Team owner Ricardo Juncos has high hopes for the team’s second 500 given their solid qualifying performance a year ago. The mutual success they have acheived together further bolsters his confidence.

“We had a lot of success in qualifying last year as a single car entry, so we are ready to build on what we learned and carry that momentum with us to the speedway,” he said. “We have a lot of history with Kyle. He has been with this team for six years and has gone through our major transitions from Pro Mazda, to winning the Indy Lights Championship and moving up to IndyCar and even in our new IMSA program.”

Kaiser’s confirmation leaves one final entry to validate its Indy 500 pilot – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ No. 77 entry. IndyCar veteran Oriol Servia is believed to be the driver having tested for the team two weeks ago.

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