Conor Daly

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Conor Daly
Conor Daly - 2015 Indy 500 - Stierch.jpg
Conor Daly at the 2015 Indianapolis 500
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1991-12-15) December 15, 1991 (age 26)
Noblesville, Indiana
IndyCar Series career
42 races run over 5 years
Team(s)No. 17 (Dale Coyne Racing with Thom Burns Racing)
2017 position18th
Best finish18th (2016, 2017)
First race2013 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
Last race2018 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Sonoma)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 6 (Roush Fenway Racing)
First race2018 Johnsonville 180 (Road America)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Previous series
20132014
20112012
2011
20092010
GP2 Series
GP3 Series
Indy Lights
Star Mazda Championship
Championship titles
2012–13
2010
MRF Challenge
Star Mazda Championship
Last updated on: August 25, 2018.

Conor Daly (born December 15, 1991) is an American professional racecar driver. He currently competes part-time in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 17 for Dale Coyne Racing with Thom Burns Racing. His best result was second at the 2016 Detroit Grand Prix race 1.

Racing career[edit]

Karting[edit]

At the age of 10, he began competing in karting, and, in 2006, he won the World Karting Association Grand Nationals. He progressed to car racing in 2007 and began racing cars full-time in 2008 in the Skip Barber National Championship, winning first place with 5 wins in 14 races, and Formula Ford.

On October 10, 2010, Daly finished runner-up at the RoboPong 200 all-star kart event at the New Castle Motorsports Park with teammate Graham Rahal. He finished runner-up to a team driven by Jay Howard and Bill McLaughlin Jr. The 2010 Izod IndyCar Series runner-up Will Power and ALMS driver Simon Pagenaud were 4th.[1]

Star Mazda Championship[edit]

In 2009, he competed in the Star Mazda Championship for Andersen Racing and finished third in points with a win at New Jersey Motorsports Park. He returned to the series in 2010, driving for Juncos Racing.[2] He became series champion after finishing in the top four positions in each of the twelve races, prior to clinching the title at Mosport International Raceway on August 28, 2010.[3] He also set a series record of 9 poles and 7 wins en route to his championship.

Indy Lights[edit]

In 2011, Daly competed part-time in the Indy Lights series with Sam Schmidt Motorsports.[4] His best result of the season was a win at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.[5]

In 2013, Daly returned to Indy Lights with a one-off appearance in the Houston race for Team Moore Racing, finishing third.

GP3 Series[edit]

Conor Daly at Sprint Race in Spa-Francorchamps 2013

Alongside his commitments in the Indy Lights series, Daly competed in GP3 in 2011 with Carlin Motorsport.[6]

For 2012, Daly continued in GP3 driving, for the Lotus GP team.[7] He took his maiden GP3 win in the second race of the season at Barcelona.[8] In the second race at Monaco, he made contact with the damaged car of Dmitry Suranovich which launched Daly into a catch fence and forced the race to be red flagged.[9]

For 2013 Daly remained in GP3, racing with the ART Grand Prix team. Daly captured one win at the Valencia Street Circuit feature race and placed third in the championship.

GP2 Series[edit]

Daly competed in the 2013 GP2 Series season season-opener at Sepang International Circuit with Hilmer Motorsport. He finished seventh in the sprint race and scored two championship points.

For 2014, Daly competed with Venezuela GP Lazarus[10] for 18 of the 22 rounds, with a best finish of seventh place in the sprint race at the Hungaroring.

IndyCar[edit]

Daly drove in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 for A. J. Foyt Enterprises. He finished the race in 22nd position.

In 2015, Daly subbed in for Rocky Moran Jr. at the Long Beach GP with Dale Coyne Racing. He then returned for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 in the Smithfield Foods "Fueled by Bacon" special run by Schmidt Peterson Motorsports,[11] but was forced to retire before the green flag due to a mechanical failure.[12] He replaced James Hinchcliffe for 3 rounds following Hinchcliffe's injury from a practice crash leading up to the Indy 500.[13] He finished sixth at the second race at Detroit.

In 2016, Daly raced the full 2016 IndyCar season for Dale Coyne Racing.[14] He led 56 laps at 5 different races, and finished 2nd in the first race at Detroit for his first career IndyCar podium. For the 2017 season, Daly raced the number 4 car for A. J. Foyt Enterprises.[15]

Daly lost his ride with Foyt for 2018, but was signed by Coyne for the 2018 Indianapolis 500. His No. 17 car, fielded in conjunction with Thom Burns Racing, was sponsored by the United States Air Force.[16]

Formula One[edit]

In May 2012, Daly performed a straight line aero test for Force India at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire, England.[17]

MRF Challenge[edit]

On October 27, 2012, Daly won the first race of the MRF Challenge series at Buddh International Circuit in India.

NASCAR[edit]

On May 11, 2018, Daly announced he would be making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Road America in August, driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing with sponsorship from Eli Lilly and Company. Daly and Roush teammate Ryan Reed are both Type 1 diabetics.[18] Before the race, Lilly ended their sponsorship of Daly after a controversy involving his father Derek.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Irish former Formula One and Champ Car driver and commentator Derek Daly, as well as stepson of Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles.[19] He is a dual citizen of Ireland.

Daly was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes early in his career.[citation needed] He was sponsored by Lilly Diabetes in the 2016 Indianapolis 500.

Daly appeared on the 30th season of The Amazing Race, teaming with fellow IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi[20] where they finished in 4th place.

Daly's first cousin, Nicola Daly, is an Ireland women's field hockey international and was a member of the squad that won the silver medal at the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup. She also works as a data engineer for Juncos Racing. [21][22][23][24][25]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Lap Podiums Points Position
2009 Star Mazda Championship Andersen Racing 13 1 1 3 6 416 3rd
2010 Star Mazda Championship Juncos Racing 13 7 9 7 12 539 1st
2011 GP3 Series Carlin Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 10 17th
Indy Lights Sam Schmidt Motorsports 5 1 1 2 2 145 13th
2012 GP3 Series Lotus GP 16 1 0 0 5 106 6th
Masters of Formula 3 Double R Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 15th
2012–13 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 10 4 0 1 6 164 1st
2013 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 16 1 1 1 6 126 3rd
GP2 Series Hilmer Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 2 26th
IndyCar Series A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1 0 0 0 0 11 34th
Indy Lights Team Moore Racing 1 0 0 0 1 35 13th
2014 GP2 Series Venezuela GP Lazarus 18 0 0 0 0 2 26th
United SportsCar Championship - PC RSR Racing 1 0 0 0 0 1 57th
2015 United SportsCar Championship - PC Performance Tech Motorsports 6 0 0 1 3 170 8th
IndyCar Series Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 4 0 0 0 0 81 28th
Dale Coyne Racing 1 0 0 0 0
2016 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 16 0 0 0 1 313 18th
2017 IndyCar Series A. J. Foyt Enterprises 17 0 0 0 0 305 18th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - PC Starworks Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 28 22nd
2018 IndyCar Series Thom Burns Racing 1 0 0 0 0 58 29th
Harding Racing 3 0 0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series Roush Fenway Racing 1 0 0 0 0 6 77th

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Star Mazda Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2009 Andersen Racing SEB
3
VIR
5
MMP
24
NJ1
1
NJ2
8
WIS
Ret
IOW
2
ILL
3
ILL
5
QUE
14
ONT
2
ATL
2
LAG
4
3rd 416
2010 Juncos Racing SEB
3
STP
1
LAG
1
ORP
1
IOW
1
NJ1
3
NJ2
4
ACC
3
ACC
1
TRO
3
ROA
1
MOS
1
ATL
3
1st 539

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2011 Sam Schmidt Motorsports STP
2
ALA
11
LBH
1
INDY MIL IOW TOR EDM1 EDM2 TRO
13
NHM BAL
14
KTY LVS 13th 145
2013 Team Moore Racing STP ALA LBH INDY MIL IOW POC TOR MDO BAL HOU
3
FON 13th 35

IndyCar Series[edit]

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2013 A. J. Foyt Enterprises Dallara DW12 Honda STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
22
DET DET TXS MIL IOW POC TOR TOR MDO SNM BAL HOU HOU FON 34th 11
2015 Dale Coyne Racing STP NLA LBH
17
ALA IMS 28th 81
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports INDY
33
DET
19
DET
6
TXS TOR
12
FON MIL IOW MDO POC SNM
2016 Dale Coyne Racing STP
13
PHX
16
LBH
13
ALA
20
IMS
6
INDY
29
DET
2
DET
6
RDA
21
IOW
21
TOR
15
MDO
6
POC
16
TXS
21
WGL
4
SNM
21
18th 313
2017 A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet STP
15
LBH
16
ALA
18
PHX
14
IMS
17
INDY
30
DET
22
DET
12
TEX
7
ROA
15
IOW
19
TOR
17
MDO
10
POC
14
GTW
5
WGL
11
SNM
10
18th 305
2018 Dale Coyne Racing
Thom Burns Racing
Honda STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY
21
DET DET TXS RDA IOW 29th 58
Harding Racing Chevrolet TOR
13
MDO
22
POC
15
GTW POR SNM

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2013 Dallara Honda 31 22 A. J. Foyt Enterprises
2015 Dallara Honda 23 33 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
2016 Dallara Honda 24 29 Dale Coyne Racing
2017 Dallara Chevrolet 26 30 A. J. Foyt Enterprises
2018 Dallara Honda 33 21 Dale Coyne Racing dba Thom Burns Racing

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 D.C. Points
2011 Carlin Motorsport IST
FEA

21
IST
SPR

25
CAT
FEA

21
CAT
SPR

22
VAL
FEA

12
VAL
SPR

7
SIL
FEA

13
SIL
SPR

7
NÜR
FEA

6
NÜR
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

11
SPA
FEA

5
SPA
SPR

7
MNZ
FEA

6
MNZ
SPR

Ret
17th 10
2012 Lotus GP CAT
FEA

6
CAT
SPR

1
MON
FEA

23
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

5
SIL
SPR

2
HOC
FEA

2
HOC
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

7
SPA
SPR

3
MNZ
FEA

4
MNZ
SPR

11
6th 106
2013 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

5
VAL
FEA

1
VAL
SPR

8
SIL
FEA

22
SIL
SPR

Ret
NÜR
FEA

10
NÜR
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

8
SPA
FEA

2
SPA
SPR

2
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

8
YMC
FEA

4
YMC
SPR

3
3rd 126

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2013 Hilmer Motorsport SEP
FEA

13
SEP
SPR

7
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
MRN
FEA
MRN
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
26th 2
2014 Venezuela GP Lazarus BHR
FEA

12
BHR
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

18
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

10
RBR
FEA

18
RBR
SPR

11
SIL
FEA

14
SIL
SPR

10
HOC
FEA

21
HOC
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

7
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

19
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA

20
YMC
SPR

15
26th 2

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2014 RSR Racing PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8. DAY
8
SEB LGA KAN WGL IMS ELK VIR COA PET 57th 1
2015 Performance Tech Motorsports PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8. DAY SEB
3
LGA DET WGL
7
MOS
7
LIM
7
ELK
2
COA
3
PET
DNS
8th 170
2017 Starworks Motorsport PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8. DAY
4
SEB COA DET WGL MOS ELK PET 22nd 28

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2018 Roush Fenway Racing 6 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA
31
DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM 77th 6

1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Adam Christodoulou
Star Mazda Championship
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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MRF Challenge
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2012–13
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