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Conor Daly to Race at Toronto for Harding Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer

Harding Racing announced today that Conor Daly will be racing the No. 88 Harding Racing Chevrolet in the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th race in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series.

The team is looking to expand to a two car effort in 2019 and with Chaves already confirmed as being one driver, the team is looking for a teammate to partner Chaves and will be evaluating its options for the rest of the season.

“At this point in the season, we are focusing all our attention on the 2019 season,” said Harding Racing team president, Brian Barnhart in a team statement. “If we can expand to a two-car team, all remaining races and testing will offer driver evaluation opportunities to determine who will become Gabby’s teammate in 2019. Gabby is still fully employed and still under contract with Harding for the remainder of this year and in 2019.”

Daly has driven in 40 IndyCar races including the last two full seasons. Daly scored a podium finish in his first full season and A. J. Foyt Racing’s only top five finish last season. This year, the Noblesville, IN native scored a 21st place finish at this year’s Indianapolis 500 after qualifying 33rd for Thom Burns Racing.

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A 2012 graduate of LSU, Christopher DeHarde primarily focuses on the Verizon IndyCar Series and the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. DeHarde has actively covered motorsports since 2014.