Only four drivers have won the Indy 500 on their rookie outing in last 60 years – Graham Hill in 1966, Juan Pablo Montoya in 2000, Helio Castroneves in 2001 and Alexander Rossi in 2016.
But three-time Supercars champion McLaughlin has been strong in the #3 Team Penske in his first six races and took second in his first oval race at Texas Motor Speedway at the start of this month.
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