Carlin Racing team owner Trevor Carlin says he was really pleased with Conor Daly’s performance in last weekend’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Daly who drove for Andretti Autosport in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge last month where he finished in tenth was drafted in to race Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet for the remaining oval races of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season.
Speaking to IndyCar.com, Carlin said:
I’m really pleased with Conor’s performance last weekend at Texas. “It’s difficult for a driver and a team to come together on such short notice and put together a strong result, but Conor and the team really stepped up and did just that.”
Daly finished the DXC Technology 600 in 11th place having started the race in 11th place and will be back in action for the team at the Iowa Corn 300 on July 21st.
Carlin went on to say:
Conor just put his head down and worked his way up the field to be knocking on the door of a top-10 finish. “If we hadn’t had the mechanical issues with Charlie, I think we could easily have had both Carlin cars toward the front.
“Texas is a difficult track to master, especially with such little track time, but I think (Daly) coming away with an 11th-place finish from where we started the weekend was a major positive for us, and I’m really proud of how everything came together.”
Max Chilton will be back in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet for next weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix of Road America.