IndyCar Racer Conor Daly Gets Daytona 500 Ride with Floyd Mayweather

IndyCar Racer Conor Daly Gets Daytona 500 Ride with Floyd Mayweather
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NTT IndyCar Series veteran Conor Daly is getting a shot at this year’s Daytona 500.

The 31-calendar year-aged Daly will try to qualify for the Daytona 500 as very well as 6 other NASCAR Cup races this season with TMT Racing—a team co-owned by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. TMT designed the announcement of Daly’s Daytona 500 offer Tuesday morning.

Daly has a person NASCAR Cup Series get started to his credit history, getting created his debut for TMT Racing at the Charlotte Roval final calendar year. He finished 34th in that race. He is created 97 IndyCar starts considering that his debut in 2013.

Daly is also functioning the comprehensive NTT IndyCar Collection routine this year with Ed Carpenter Racing, wherever he will staff with driver Rinus VeeKay.

“We are thrilled to announce that Conor will be trying to run in the 2023 Daytona 500,” claimed TMT Racing co-proprietor, Willy Auchmoody. “Conor is a proficient driver who performed nicely in his very first Cup race for us past slide and, collectively with (sponsor), we consider he has what it requires to contend at the greatest level in NASCAR’s premier celebration.”

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Conor Daly races at Charlotte in his NASCAR Cup debut last 12 months.

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TMT Racing is returning to the Daytona 500 following qualifying past 12 months with driver Kaz Grala. Grala completed 26th in the 40-vehicle subject.

“The Funds Team Racing shocked the earth by producing the Daytona 500 past 12 months and I imagine in this crew and know we will put together a excellent vehicle for this year’s race,” crew co-operator Mayweather explained. “Like a fighter who’s always completely ready to confront the ideal, Conor has the bravery to buckle into this beast without having any practice and set that motor vehicle into the field. Conor is like a hungry fighter and my kind of guy. I positive would not bet in opposition to him.”

The Daytona 500 won’t be the only emphasize to Daly’s NASCAR plan, as he hopes to be the very first driver to race in both equally the IndyCar and NASCAR Cup races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in August.

“I am thrilled to be offered the option to try to operate in the Daytona 500,” Daly said. “It is the most prestigious race in NASCAR, and to have the probability to compete in it is really an honor. I am also enthusiastic to be running the complete IndyCar Sequence year and choose NASCAR Cup occasions. I am on the lookout ahead to the challenge and won’t be able to wait around to get guiding the wheel of whichever race car, boat, dune buggy or motor vehicle they ask me to push. Provide it on.”

Mike Pryson protected auto racing for the Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot and MLive Media Team from 1991 till becoming a member of Autoweek in 2011.