Carlos Munoz to drive 6th entry in Indy 500 for Andretti

INDIANAPOLIS — Andretti Autosport will field six entries in next year's Indianapolis 500 now that a car has been announced for two-time runner-up Carlos Munoz.

Munoz made his IndyCar Series debut with Andretti Autosport at the 2013 Indy 500. His second-place finish earned him top rookie of the race. The Colombian ran a full season with Andretti the next year and he finished second again in 2016 to teammate Alexander Rossi.

Andretti Autosport has five Indy 500 wins and will attempt in May to become just the second team to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" three times.

Munoz will be part of the Andretti lineup for Indy that includes Rossi, Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Zach Veach and Stefan Wilson.

The signing of Munoz closed one option for Danica Patrick, who is seeking to end her racing career in May at Indianapolis. She has yet to announce a ride, but Andretti could have been an option. She drove five years for the team owner and finished third at Indy in an Andretti entry in 2009.

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