NTT IndyCar Series driver Conor Daly recovered from a mechanical issue earlier this week to make the field and qualify for his first Daytona 500 and will take the start of the 65th edition of the race in 34th place.
Speaking following the action, Daly said:
Well, we were inherently unlucky for the last 36 hours, but we got lucky. I wish I could have said that I drove it in on pure pace, but it was just crazy.
When we went out there, the car was bouncing around. I had no idea what was going on. I thought the drivetrain was broken, and Tony just made it better every time. We got lucky with the yellows to try to get some experience, but it is pretty crazy.
This race, I’ve watched it for so many years and so much crazy stuff can happen, and thankfully we were on the right side of the craziness. It’s pretty amazing.