Indy 500 driver to visit Wright-Patt ahead of Sunday race

A driver racing in the Indianapolis 500 will visit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Tuesday.

Conor Daly will visit Wright-Patt, where he will tour the 711th Human Performance Wing and see the base’s new centrifuge that became fully operational in August.

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Daly will drive the No. 25 Air Force Honda in the 103rd Indy 500 on Sunday. This year marks the second time the Air Force has sponsored Daley in the Indy 500 and its first year as an associate sponsor of Andretti Autosports, according to the base.

“I couldn’t be prouder to represent the Air Force for a second consecutive year at the Indianapolis 500,” said Daly in a prepared statement. “It means a lot to see the commitment that Air Force has shown in me, and the chance to have a shot at winning the biggest race in the world.”

While at Wright-Patt, Daly will visit the Navy Medical Research Unit, the 445th Airlift Wing, and the 88th Air Base Wing explosive ordinance disposal team.

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He will also receive presentations at the Applied Neuroscience Lab and the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Lab, according to a press release from Wright-Patt.

“This partnership closely correlates with how we fly, fight and win,” said Maj. Ross McKnight, Chief, Air Force National Events Branch at Air Force Recruiting Services, in a press statement. “We don’t send one aircraft to accomplish a mission, we build a strike package with multiple aircraft.”

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