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Nationality  American
Name  Conor Daly
Related to  Derek Daly (father)
Role  Derek Daly's son
Car no.  5
Parents  Derek Daly
Starts  5

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Born  December 15, 1991 (age 24) Noblesville, Indiana (USA) (1991-12-15)
Debut season  2015 (excluding 2013 Indianapolis 500)
Former teams  A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Current team  Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
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Conor Daly (born December 15, 1991 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American racecar driver who currently competes in the IndyCar Series for A. J. Foyt Enterprises. His best result was second at the 2016 Detroit Grand Prix race 1.

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Karting

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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.

Star Mazda Championship

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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. 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. He also set a series record of 9 poles and 7 wins en route to his championship.

Indy Lights

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

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

GP3 Series

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

For 2012, Daly continued in GP3 driving, for the Lotus GP team. He took his maiden GP3 win in the second race of the season at Barcelona. 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.

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

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 for 18 of the 22 rounds, with a best finish of seventh place in the sprint race at the Hungaroring.

IndyCar

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, but was forced to retire before the green flag due to a mechanical failure. He replaced James Hinchcliffe for 3 rounds following Hinchcliffe's injury from a practice crash leading up to the Indy 500. He finished sixth at the second race at Detroit.

In 2016, Daly raced the full 2016 IndyCar season for Dale Coyne Racing. 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 will race the number 4 car for A. J. Foyt Enterprises.

Formula One

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

MRF Challenge

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

Personal life

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. He is a dual citizen of Ireland.

Daly was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes early in his career. He was sponsored by Lilly Diabetes in the 2016 Indianapolis 500, he is one of two current IndyCar drivers who have diabetes, the other driver is Charlie Kimball.

Career summary

* Season still in progress.

American open-wheel racing results

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IndyCar Series

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* Season still in progress.

Indianapolis 500

  • Daly did not start the 2015 Indianapolis 500 due to losing an engine during the pace laps.
  • Complete GP3 Series results

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

    Complete GP2 Series results

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

    References

    Conor Daly Wikipedia