Conor Daly

IndyCar: Daly to sub for Pagenaud in Iowa

NTT INDYCAR SERIES veteran Conor Daly will substitute for Simon Pagenaud with Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) at the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend doubleheader July 22-23 at Iowa Speedway.

Daly will drive the No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda for the second time this season, as he placed 20th after starting 27th in The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the 2003 Accord Hybrid on Sunday, July 2.

Daly’s second drive with MSR was made necessary Tuesday after the series’ medical staff did not clear Pagenaud to compete this weekend as the Frenchman continues his recovery from the effects of a dramatic, barrel-rolling crash July 1 in practice at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

“I’m thankful to (co-owners) Mike (Shank) and Jim (Meyer) for calling me up to fill in for Simon again this weekend in Iowa,” Daly said.

“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.

“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.”

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