McLaren Racing Returing to Indy 500 With Fernando Alonso

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McLaren Racing Returing to Indy 500 With Fernando Alonso

The Indy 500 in 2019 will be Alonso's second. His first one was in 2017.

INDIANAPOLIS -- McLaren Racing is returning to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019.

McLaren Racing announced Fernando Alonso will be behind the wheel.

This will be Alonso's second Indy 500, and he'll be attempting to become the second driver ever to secure the Triple Crown. 

McLaren has won the Indy 500 three times before, but says with Alonso it's a bit of unfinished business.

Alonso competed in the Indy 500 in 2017, where he led for several periods before having to retire early towards the end of the race. 

However, Alsono says he's ready to come back. 

"It’s a tough race and we’ll be up against the best, so it will be a huge challenge. But we’re racers and that’s why we race. One of the things I’m looking forward to most is seeing the fans again, who are absolutely fantastic," said Alonso.

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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