Conor Daly hopes he will remain in the Verizon IndyCar Series full-time in 2018 after being dropped by AJ Foyt Racing.
Daly returned to the the Chevrolet powered team this year after Foyt gave the American his Indianapolis 500 debut a number of years ago. Daly joined the team from Dale Coyne Racing following an extremely impressive 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports could be an option for Daly, despite the fact the Indianapolis based outfit have both James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens for 2018, Daly knows the team having filled in for the injured Mayor of HinchTown in 2015. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had suggested fielding a third car full-time next season however this now appears unlikely.
Bobby Rahal has confirmed that his outfit may run a third car full-time in 2018 if the financial backing for such a situation allowed.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will run Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal full-time for the 2018 season. This means that if the team were to run a third car there may be space for Daly.
Carlin Racing are expected to enter the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 and although both Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball are set to join the team, Daly could be an option for the team.
Juncos Racing are joining the Verizon IndyCar Series for select races with Kyle Kaiser so it is possible that with his knowledge of the Chevrolet engine having raced with Foyt this season, Daly could drive a second Juncos entry particularly given his experience.
Another potential team for Daly is Harding Racing who will make their full-time Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which takes place from March 9 – 11.
Gabby Chaves will drive the No.88 Chevrolet full-time however team owner Mike Harding and his business partner Larry Curry have said that they would be interested in running a second full-time entry next season if it was financially feasible.
Chip Ganassi Racing could also be an option albeit a long shot however with the news that Brendon Hartley could race with Toro Rosso in Formula One next season having raced at COTA and again this coming weekend in Mexico, Ganassi could be on the lookout for another driver and Daly would fit the bill.
Daly is a favourite among Honda having previously raced with Foyt during their Honda time while also racing with the Honda powered Schmidt Peterson Motorsports outfit and Dale Coyne Racing.