Arrow McLaren announced on Monday that English driver Callum Ilott will join the team for 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge next weekend.

Ilott will drive the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet from Tuesday’s opening day of Indy 500 practice alongside Pato O’Ward, Alexander Rossi and NASCAR star Kyle Larson.

Ilott returns to the U.S following a successful weekend racing in the World Endurance Championship having won the the Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

Callum Ilott, Driver, Arrow McLaren, said:

“It is any driver’s dream to race in the Indianapolis 500, and I’d like to extend a thank you to Zak, Gavin and Tony for making this happen. I’m grateful to step into this race with a familiar car and a familiar team now in Arrow McLaren. While our April Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was shortened by weather, the runs we did have were productive. I feel comfortable with the team and know that we can come together throughout the Month of May to put our best foot forward come race day.”

Gavin Ward, Team Principal, Arrow McLaren, said:

“Callum brings experience with this team and at the Indy 500 that we think is very valuable as we enter the biggest two weeks of our season. He and the team got along well during the first two events of the season, and we’re looking forward to carrying that over here. I’m confident that Callum and the No. 6 NTT DATA Chevy team will be competing near the front of the grid during qualifying and on race day, just like the rest of our cars.”

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