Indianapolis, Ind. (July 23, 2018) Conor Daly will return to the #88 Harding Racing Chevrolet next weekend for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Last Tuesday, the 26 year-old American tested with the team at the Lexington, Ohio track.
Daly has two top-ten finishes at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the two years he has competed at the Honda Indy 200. Last weekend, he gave Harding Racing a 13th place finish at the Honda Indy Toronto.
“After the progress made during the Toronto race weekend, we had another successful outing in Mid-Ohio with Conor Daly,” said Brian Barnhart. “Based on that and in the interest of continuity and moving forward, we are going to run Conor again this weekend for the Honda Indy 200. We still appreciate Gabby’s cooperation and interaction because he is still very much involved with downloads, team debriefs and dialogue. In our search for more information and improvement, this will be our direction for Mid-Ohio, with an eye towards the future.”
Verizon IndyCar Series practice will start next Friday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Honda Indy 200 Green Flag will be 3:42 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 on NBC Sports.
About Harding Racing
Indianapolis based Harding Racing made its Verizon INDYCAR Series debut at the 2017 Indianapolis 500. The team is led by Mike Harding owner and president of Harding Group, a concrete and asphalt paving company based in Indianapolis. Brian Barnhart is team president of Harding Racing and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. serves the team as executive consultant. In addition to their ninth-place finish in the 2017 Indianapolis 500, the team competed at Texas Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway, finishing fifth and fifteenth respectively. The team currently competes full-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
About Conor Daly
Conor Daly is a second-generation race car driver. He started racing go-karts as a 10 year-old where he won 19 races and two championships. Since then, he has competed in Europe in the GP3 and GP2 Formula One support series, the IndyLights Series, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Recently, he competed in the 102 nd Indianapolis 500 where he finished in 21 st position.