Dale Coyne Racing’s team owner Dale Coyne has confirmed that his outfit have an option to retain Conor Daly for the 2017 season.
Daly secured a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series drive with Coyne ahead of the start of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season and has been impressive this season taking his first podium finish with a second place in the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 1.
Daly finished last weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen presented by Hitachi in fourth place just behind Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves.
Daly goes into the double points Verizon IndyCar Series season finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in 16th place in the series standings on 295 points and is the leading Dale Coyne driver.
Dale Coyne Racing has a big pool of drivers to choose from for 2017 with Daly been the only full time driver with the team this season.
RC Enerson is currently driving the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda and has been extremely impressive in the two races that he has competed in so far this season. Luca Fillipi and Gabby Chaves have also been in the No.19 car as has Pippa Mann.
Mann is likely to continue to run the Indianapolis 500 as a third car for Dale Coyne Racing in 2017.
Coyne has revealed that he has held talks with his former driver Sebastien Bourdais about returning to the team next season as the Frenchman’s future with KVSH Racing looks increasingly uncertain.