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Daly to Return with Andretti Autosport for Finale at Laguna Seca

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer

The NTT IndyCar Series paddock hasn’t seen the last of Conor Daly this season as he’ll be back with Andretti Autosport for the finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca late September.

Daly will be driving the fifth AA entry, piloting the No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda for the second time this season after putting on a stellar 10th place performance in the 103rd Indianapolis 500.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get back to my road course routes and take on Laguna Seca with Andretti Autosport and the United States Air Force,” Daly on Thursday’s announcement. “It’s been incredible to be a part of the team this year carrying the USAF colors and to represent them at the season finale will be very special. I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to do with the USAF this year on and off the track and I can’t wait to get back in the No. 25 car!”

The second-generation racer has kept himself relatively busy in the sport when the opportunities arrive, notably driving two races for Carlin’s No. 59 Gallagher Insurance team, scoring an 11th at Texas and 13th at Iowa.

Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Autosport, said he’s thrilled of having Daly compete in the finale and once again having teammates Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Zach Veach, and championship contender Alexander Rossi in his corner. Additionally, continuing their strong partnership with USAF.

“We are thrilled to have Conor, as well as the U.S. Air Force, join us again for the season finale in Laguna Seca,” Andretti commented. “Conor was a great addition during the month of May and being able to continue this great partnership with the Air Force at the series season finale is another special opportunity to show our support and honor the brave men and women serving our Nation.”

The 17th and final round of the championship trail will commence Sunday, September 22 at 2:30 pm EST, with the race airing live on NBC..

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From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media and a three-time National Motorsports Press Association award winner in photography. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. Over the years, Luis has focused on writing, video and photography with ambitions of having his work recognized.