Friend of K1 Speed, Conor Daly, is confirmed to race the No. 41 car with A.J. Foyt Racing! Daly, 21, will partner with the team’s full-season driver, Takuma Sato, in next month’s event.
“I almost can’t describe what it means to have the opportunity to race in the Indianapolis 500,” Daly said. “I have been to the 500 every year of my existence except for last year when I raced in Monaco. It is truly my home race since I was born and raised in the Indianapolis area. I am so thankful that A.J. and Larry (Foyt) have given me my first shot at the greatest race in the world. I know this will sound cheesy, but I’ve never been happier in my life – this race means so much to me.”
Daly tested with the Foyt team Dec. 13 at Sebring International Raceway. His father, Derek Daly, competed in six Indianapolis 500s.
A.J. Foyt said of Daly’s test at Sebring, “He was fast, smooth and didn’t get into trouble. When we made a change on the car, he felt it.”
Daly had a strong run in the season-opening GP2 event in Malaysia. After qualifying 16th in Kuala Lumpur for Hilmer Motorsports, Daly finished 13th in the first GP2 race and seventh in the second.
Conor Daly pictured here at the Formula 1 Blog – #F1bAustin Tweetup
-K1 Speed Austin
Congrats Conor! We look forward to seeing you race in the Indy 500.