Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly showed over the weekend at the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course that he is force to be reckoned with.
The American who competing in his first full-time Verizon IndyCar Series season with Dale Coyne Racing led the race at Mid-Ohio for a while and looked set for victory however a last minute pit-stop saw him drop from 1st to 6th place.
In the opening race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit, Daly started the race from 16th place on the grid and came through the field to finish the race in second place securing his first every Verizon IndyCar Series podium finishing the race just ahead of KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais and just ahead of Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya.
Daly is currently in 17th place in the series standings on 240 points and is in second on in the Sunoco Rookie standings. Daly has just three races left this season in Pocono, Watkins Glen and Sonoma.
Daly’s record this season:
- Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg – Started 20th – Finished 13th
- Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix – Started 18th – Finished 16th
- Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – Started 13th – Finished 13th
- Honda Grand Prix of Alabama – Started 17th – Finished 20th
- Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis – Started 22nd – Finished 6th
- 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 – Started 24th – Retired from the race
- Chevrolet Dual In Detroit Race 1 – Started 16th – Finished 2nd
- Chevrolet Dual In Detroit Race 2 – Started 21st – Finished 6th
- Firestone 600 At Texas Motor Speedway – Retired from the race following crash**
- Kohler Grand Prix at Road America – Started 9th – Retired from the race
- Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Started 21st – Retired from the race
- Honda Indy Toronto – Started the race 7th – Finished 15th
- Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Started the race 22nd – Finished the race 6th.
Daly is likely to remain with Dale Coyne Racing in 2017 with continued sponsorship from Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality Group.