Daly Would Be A Great Fit For Coyne
The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent years with the introduction of the new universal aero-kit along with a number of drivers changes up and down the paddock.
Only one team has a full-time seat available with Dale Coyne Racing searching for a replacement for Ed Jones who has joined Scott Dixon at Chip Ganassi Racing.
Conor Daly would be the most obvious choice for the second seat alongside Sebastien Bourdais at Coyne, Daly has been with the team before and knows how they operate. The Indiana native drove for the out in 2016 and scored his first Verizon IndyCar Series podium finish at the 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
Daly moved to AJ Foyt Racing for the 2017 season where he drove alongside Carlos Munoz, however the pair were dropped at the end of the season and were replaced by IndyCar veteran Tony Kanaan and 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Matheus Leist.
The current 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series grid looks like:
Team Penske – Chevrolet
1 Josef Newgarden
3 Helio Castroneves – Month of May only
12 Will Power
22 Simon Pagenaud
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
5 James Hinchcliffe
7 Robert Wickens
77 Jack Harvey – selected races during the 2018 season.
Chip Ganassi Racing – Honda
9 Scott Dixon
10 Ed Jones
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – Honda
15 Graham Rahal
16 Takuma Sato
Carlin Racing – Chevrolet
8 Max Chilton
Dale Coyne Racing
18 Sebastien Bourdais
63 Pippa Mann – Indy 500 only
25 Stefan Wilson – Indy 500 only
26 Zach Veach
27 Alexander Rossi
28 Ryan Hunter Reay
29 Carlos Munoz – Indy 500 only
98 Marco Andretti
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
20 Ed Carpenter – Ovals only – TBC
21 Spencer Pigot
AJ Foyt Racing – Chevrolet
4 Tony Kanaan
14 Matheus Leist