Conor Daly will get another opportunity to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in this weekend’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
He will drive the #5 Arrow Electronics Honda in place of James Hinchcliffe, who is still on the mend from a devastating crash during practice for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Daly drove in a third car for SPM Motorsports in the Indianapolis 500 but didn’t have the opportunity to even turn a lap. The fuel cell began to leak during the parade laps, erupting a small fire and taking Daly out of contention.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to fill in for my close friend James this weekend,” said Daly. “I definitely want to thank Arrow Electronics, Lucas Oil and all the team sponsors for giving me this shot. I can’t wait to continue working with the Schmidt Peterson guys and do the best job I can to keep James’ seat warm.”
Daly played the role of super sub at Long Beach when he filled in at Dale Coyne Racing for the injured Rocky Moran, Jr. at Long Beach and finished in 17th place.