Meyer Shank Racing has confirmed that Conor Daly will once again sub for Simon Pagenaud who continues to recover from his accident at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar course.
Daly was with the team at the Honda Indy Toronto last weekend working with the team in support of Tom Blomqvist and will race in both Iowa oval events this weekend.
Speaking about his return to the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Meyer Shank Racing Honda, Daly said:
“I’m thankful to Mike and Jim to calling me up to fill in for Simon again this weekend in Iowa. Obviously I’m wishing him the best and hope that he gets well soon. Iowa has definitely become one of my favorite tracks in the last couple of years. Obviously I have qualified really well there – qualified on the pole and started in the top three the last two years. Hopefully we can replicate that qualifying performance, but also deliver in the race. The team does an incredible job to prepare the car, so we’re going to do our best for Simon again. We’ll do everything we can to score some more points for the team and I’m thankful to drive this No. 60 car again for AutoNation and SiriusXm
Helio Castroneves is looking forward to the races this weekend saying:
Iowa is definitely one of my favorite track to race at and its a place that I have done really well at in the past. I’m also looking forward to heading back to an oval, we haven’t raced on one since Indy, so that should be exciting. And of course, the weekend is just a huge show with the concerts and it has drawn tons of fans, so I’m really looking forward to it.”