Daly replaced Gabby Chaves this weekend as part of Harding Racing’s driver evaluation process as the team looks forward to 2019 and running a two-car team. Chaves is contracted with the team through the 2019 season.
“I just want to thank Harding Racing and Chevy for this opportunity,” said Conor Daly. “It’s so nice to be back in a car. We have identified some issues we need to resolve on full fuel loads and hopefully we can do that moving forward at the Mid-Ohio test. I think we had good race pace. I got shoved into the wall a few times, which I didn’t really like, but it is what it is. I could have used a bit more cooperation from the #18 car as he was a few laps down. But anyway, I’m just so thankful to be back out here. We made a lot of progress technically this weekend, so hopefully that helps the team in the future.”
The Harding Racing team will be testing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today to prepare for next weekend’s Honda Indy 200. Practice will start next Friday, July 27 and green flag will be Sunday, July 29 at 3:42 p.m. ET. NBC Sports will broadcast the race starting at 3:00 p.m. ET.