Jim is beyond excited. The chance to cover IndyCar in Indianapolis is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
I have followed IndyCar since moving to Indy a few years ago, and have helped cover the Indy 500 and Grand Prix.
I have had one of the greatest experiences a budding IndyCar writer could ask for. As an IndyStar sports producer for the past year, I’ve read, edited and promoted Curt Cavin’s stories. There is a reason Curt is considered a legend. Along with possessing an astounding knowledge of the sport, he is a wonderful and passionate storyteller — and I had a front-row seat to watch him work.
Collaborating with Curt was invaluable, and I plan on bringing the same passion to the job that he brought to the IndyStar for 30 years.
And he is. His articles are very insightful and explore both sides of the story. He has become accepted in the paddock thus able to many sides to his story.
Derek (born n Ballinteer, Duiblin) is a former racing driver from Ireland. He won the 1977 British Formula 3 Championship, and competed as a professional racing driver for 17 years participating in 64 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 April 1978 through 1982. He scored a total of 15 championship points with 18 top 10 finishes. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races.
Derek came to America and drove in CART from 1982-1989 where he had 20 top 10’s.
Daly later became a US citizen and now resides in Carmel, Indiana.
Since retiring Derek has been doing numerous different projects. He travel the country and the world as a motivational speaker with his Motovational Speaker organization. In addition to several other things Derek has done this year is the 30th year he has been on the Channel 8 motorsports reporter. As most everone knows Derek has no problem expressing his thoughts on what he feels about any subject.
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…