Andretti Autosport announced on Thursday that MannKind, manufacturers of inhalers and therapeutic products will sponsor Conor Daly’s No.25 US Air Force Honda for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in May.
Speaking about the news, Daly said:
“Living with diabetes since age 14 has been a challenge, but one that I’ve always faced head on. “Managing my diabetes properly has been a key to being able to live my racing dream. Diabetes should never stop you from pursuing what you want in life! Thanks to MannKind I will be able to share my story and live my dream at a higher level than ever.”
MannKind CEO Michael Castagna commented saying:
“MannKind is continually seeking platforms to increase awareness around the challenges, opportunities and successes people living with diabetes encounter on a daily basis. “Seeing someone like Conor take on a challenging sport such as IndyCar racing, while having to manage his diabetes, is an inspiration to all those living with diabetes. We are excited to be associated with Conor and Andretti Autosport for the Indy 500 and look forward to a partnership where we can help educate people on treatment options for managing their diabetes.”
The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place on May 26.