Conor Daly will compete for Harding Racing team at this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto Grand Prix, in place of Gabby Chaves.

Daly to replace Chaves for Toronto IndyCar race      Conor Daly

 Conor, who raced a fourth Dale Coyne Racing entry at this year’s Indy 500, has accumulated 40 starts in five seasons with a best result of second at Detroit two years ago.

Harding Racing, meanwhile, started three races last year, grabbing a ninth and a fifth in its first two events, as a prelude to a full-time entry this season. However, Chaves’ best results this year have been two 14th places, and aside from the damp qualifying session at St. Petersburg, has struggled to find pace over a flying lap.

Explaining the switch, team president Brian Barnhart insisted that Chaves is not being replaced fulltime, but instead the team is evaluating its options for next year.