Conor Daly will get one race at Harding Racing, when the Verizon IndyCar Series will race at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in the upcoming weekend.
The American racing driver lost out on a full season set at A. J. Foyt Racing, with who Daly raced with through 2017. He was able to collect enough sponsors to race for Dale Coyne Racing at the Indianapolis 500 race in May. He didn’t do much behind a steering wheel after that, until Mike Harding called him up for the Toronto race one and a half weeks ago.
Conor Daly once again replaces Gabby Chaves, who still is well inside the team structure as explained by the teams sporting director, Brian Barnhart. Chaves will still attend the race weekend, and be part of the debriefs and other team activities during the weekend.
This is the first full season for Harding Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and plans to enter two cars for the 2019 season, where Daly currently appears to be favourite for the second car alongside Chaves.
Conor Daly qualified in a good 11th starting position in Toronto, and was towards the front of the field, but ended up in 13th. That 13th position was the best result of the team so far. There is a lot less lottery on the circuit in Mid-Ohio, rather than at the street circuit in Toronto, so we might see a better result this time around.