NTT IndyCar Series driver Conor Daly of Ed Carpenter Racing and NASCAR Cup Series team, TMT Racing announced on Tuesday that they will attempt to qualify for one of four non guaranteed grid slots for this year’s Daytona 500.
Daly will also compete in up to six other rounds of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series in the No.50 BitNile Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
TMT Racing co-owner, Willy Auchmoody stated:
We are thrilled to announce that Conor will be attempting to run in the 2023 Daytona 500. “Conor is a talented driver who performed well in his first Cup race for us last fall and we believe he has what it takes to compete at the highest level in NASCAR’s premier event.”
TMT Racing co-owner and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather added,
“The Money Team Racing shocked the world by making the Daytona 500 last year and I believe in this team and know we will prepare a great car for this year’s race. Like a fighter who’s always ready to face the best, Conor has the courage to buckle into this beast without any practice and put that car into the field. Conor is like a hungry fighter and my kind of guy. I sure wouldn’t bet against him.”
BITNILE.COM’s Executive Chairman Milton “Todd” Ault III.
“Our immersive marketplace launches just 10 days after the Daytona 500 and is going to offer incredible real and virtual experiences and products. Our marketing strategy is going to be a lot of fun and we asked Conor to run a number of NASCAR events this year in addition to his full-time job for us in INDYCAR. We are looking forward to Conor’s “Texas Two-Step” where he will compete in the Cup race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin on Sunday March 19th and then the following Sunday in Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway in the BITNILE.COM #20 INDYCAR. Then in August, Conor will do the “Daly Double” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where he will be the first driver to race in both the NASCAR and INDYCAR events over “Brickyard” weekend.”
BITNILE.COM President Douglas Gintz added,
“As part of our launch, the first 5,000 people that register at BITNILE.COM will get their name listed on Conor’s #50 BITNILE.COM NASCAR CUP car at Circuit of the Americas. Plus, we are going to be giving away free tickets, merchandise and at track experiences to thousands of race fans this year. Wherever you see a BITNILE.COM sponsored car on the track, there will be fans enjoying monumental real and virtual experiences right there with us!”
Daly, who will embark on his ninth season in the NTT IndyCar Series season in St Petersburg on March 5 said:
I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to attempt to run in the Daytona 500. “It is the most prestigious race in NASCAR and to have the chance to compete in it is truly an honor. I am also excited to be running the entire IndyCar Series season and select NASCAR Cup events. I am looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to get behind the wheel of whatever BITNILE.COM race car, boat, scooter or dune buggy they ask me to drive.
The Daytona 500 is set to take place on February 19.