By: Tanner Watkins
August 12, 2019 | 8:00 AM
After two favorable showings at Texas Motor Speedway and the streets of Toronto, Conor Daly has been hired to drive for Carlin in two additional rounds of this NTT IndyCar Series season.
The Noblesville, Indiana native will race this weekend at Pocono Raceway, and then on August 24 at World Wide Technology Raceway. The team announced the race dates via social media this morning.
The Carlin announcement comes just days after Daly was confirmed for an additional ride with Andretti Autosport in the No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda he drove at the Indianapolis 500. That means that Daly will be on-track for three of the final four IndyCar races in the 2019 season, with only Portland left as a hole to fill.
In two starts for Carlin, Daly has recorded finishes of 11th at Texas and 13th at Toronto – compiling a total of 76 championship points. Compare that to the 131 points tallied by Max Chilton (in 10 starts) and the 115 points from Patricio O’Ward (in seven starts) and it is clear that Daly has done fairly well for himself as a reserve driver in 2019.
And at that Indianapolis 500 this past May, Daly picked up his first career top-10 at the Brickyard – besting his previous top finish at the “500,” which was 21st in 2018.
Aside from his two starts with Carlin in 2019 at the IndyCar level, Daly drove for the team in the 2011 GP3 championship. He made 16 starts and compiled 10 points in the season.
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