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Indy 500 experience gives McLaren a head start on full-time entry - Zak Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says its entry into next year’s Indianapolis 500 could give it a head start on a full-time IndyCar campaign in 2020. McLaren recently announced that it will compete at the 2019 running of the Indy 500 with two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso, two years after its previous effort when the Spaniard led the race before retiring with an engine failure. McLaren has history racing in the United States as they participated in the USAC Indianapolis 500 Sweepstakes (as the race used to be known) during the 1970s. The team eventually claimed victory at the brickyard with Johnny Rutherford in 1974 and 1976; McLaren also competed in the USAC Champ-Car series...
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