Conor Daly Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor Since its implementation 2020, the NTT IndyCar Series Aeroscreen hadn’t been subjected to a wet weather race, so there was still a big unknown on how it would perform in the rain ahead of Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis. After two hours of racing in inclement conditions on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course, drivers and teams got their answer and the reviews were mixed. “I’ve never seen anything like that before,” said fifth place finisher Conor Daly. “It was like the water just stayed inRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Colton Herta won one of the wildest races in recent NTT INDYCAR SERIES history, controlling the chaos of changing weather conditions, ever-evolving tire strategies and numerous incidents to take the checkered flag for the GMR Grand Prix on Saturday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Herta, from Valencia, California, earned his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory of the season and his seventh career win in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda after starting 14th. The win was the first of the season for a Honda-powered driver. SEE: RaceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A change of luck for Conor Daly was needed this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course and that’s what he received. After finishing no better than 12th at Long Beach, Daly survived the race-shortened 74 laps by scoring a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix. It marked his first NTT IndyCar Series top-five finish since Gateway in 2018 where he finished in the same exact spot. Additionally, it’s the Noblesville, Indiana native’s fourth career top-five outing in 85 starts. The race willRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power won the NTT P1 Award for the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, earning his 64th career INDYCAR SERIES pole on his final qualifying lap Friday afternoon. Power’s best lap was 1 minute, 9.7664 seconds in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. Australian Power is just three poles shy of tying the all-time INDYCAR SERIES pole record of 67 set by Mario Andretti. SEE: Qualifying Results “This series, it’s so tight,” Power said. “So, toRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon led the first day of the Indianapolis 500 Open Test on Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as drivers and teams began preparation for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Dixon’s best lap was 227.187 mph in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, aided by an aerodynamic tow on the 2.5-mile oval. RESULTS: Veteran Session | Rookie, Refresher Session | All Cars Session The session started 90 minutes late due to morning rain. Testing ended approximately 30 minutes early as a precaution soRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The general state of motorsports thrive on progress, especially in the NTT IndyCar Series. With more entries competing on a regular basis, driver progression is critical. Some competitors are entering their second full year in the series while others are hoping to build their reputation with either the team or competition. All across the grid, six competitors look to build upon their momentum or even build the team up for greatness. In this preview installment, we’ll be looking at Dalton Kellett, Conor Daly, Helio Castroneves, ScottRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After splitting time with Ed Carpenter Racing and Carlin the last two years, Conor Daly will have one home in 2022. ECR announced Friday morning that Daly will run the No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet for the entire 17-race NTT IndyCar Series tour. Over the past few years, driver/owner Ed Carpenter drove the No. 20 machine on the ovals, including the Indianapolis 500. That’ll change this season as Daly will drive for a single team for the first time since 2017 when he drove for AJ FoytRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The third and final oval race of an unpredictable NTT IndyCar Series campaign heads to the popular World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. As always, the storylines aren’t lacking with two subjects taking the paddock by storm. Of course, you have the championship trail which took a wild turn following Alex Palou’s mechanical woes at Indianapolis last Saturday. With just four rounds remaining, the gap between Palou and second-place Pato O’Ward by 21 points. A further 13 points back is Palou’s teammate Scott Dixon, who struggledRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – With the clock down to mere seconds and a pole position at Indianapolis on the line, Pato O’Ward’s black and orange Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet streaked across the line, sending the No. 5 to the top of the board and securing him the pole for the third time this season. After a short dispute by outside pole sitter Will Power’s team, O’Ward’s lap of 1 minute, 10.714 seconds became official and the celebrations for driver and team could begin in earnest. “It’s good, man,”Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – After having the weekend circled on the calendar all season long, the NTT IndyCar Series finally got to take its first laps around the streets of Nashville on Friday, with Colton Herta putting down the fastest lap during a wild opening practice session for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Herta traded the top spot with a number of other drivers, but his lap of 1 minute, 16.587 seconds was quick enough to allow the driver of the No. 26 Andretti Autosport withRead More