Daly back in for injured Hinchcliffe

Conor Daly was confirmed as the driver for this weekend's IndyCar race in Toronto, again taking over from Ryan Briscoe, who will be competing in France at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Conor Daly will again be taking the wheel of the Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports entry at Toronto, a seat vacated by the injured James Hinchcliffe after a practice crash at Indianapolis.

Daly was first tapped by Dale Coyne Racing at Long Beach, then ran the doubleheader for Hinchcliffe at Detroit. He only had a single practice session under his belt before running Long Beach and then he battled the rain like a veteran in Detroit two weekends ago, finishing sixth in the second race.

“You have a lot of question marks in your head – will I be able to stack up against these guys, how long will it take to get up to speed, how can I race with these guys?” Daly was quoted as saying.

“There was a lot of intense side-by-side racing at Detroit, a lot of back to front and front to back racing. We experienced every part of the field so there was a lot to learn and we proved we can run out front and be competitive. That’s what I’m happy about."

 

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Series IndyCar
Event Toronto
Track Exhibition Place
Drivers James Hinchcliffe , Conor Daly
Teams Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Article type Breaking news