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Conor Daly, a second generation race driver, is the son of professional race car driver Derek Daly (who reached the pinnacle of the sport, competing in Formula One and Indycar for well over a decade), and his Mom, Beth, who won a Novice Jet Ski World title in 1990

Conor’s career started racing go-karts as a 10 year-old. In 2005, He won 19 races, two championships and Junior Driver of the Year. Conor Flag

In 2008, Conor concentrated on race cars and had an outstanding season winning the Skip Barber National Championship (five wins) and the Ontario Formula Ford 1600 Rookie of Year (five wins). During his European debut he won prestigious Walter Hayes Formula Ford 1600 Trophy in Silverstone, England representing Team USA.  Along the way he set three new lap records in Canada, and scored ten pole positions in three different classes

In 2010, Conor had a record setting year as he swept the Formula Star Mazda championship with seven wins (record), nine pole positions (record) and twelve podium finishes (record), most laps led (record), largest winning points margin in 23 year history of championship

From 2011-2013, Conor competed in the European Formula One support series, GP3 , scoring two wins, one pole position and eleven podiums. Sahara Force India signed Conor as a test driver for aero data mapping sessions and simulator development

In 2013 - He made a remarkable GP2 debut in Malaysia where he  finished 7th, setting 2nd fastest race lap. He also made his Indy 500 debut driving for the legend, AJ Foyt, finishing, 22nd

2015 saw Conor compete in the Sebring 12 hours race for the first time finishing in third place and being awarded Star of the Race after being behind the wheel for a remarkable 6 hours and 27 minutes. His sportscar activities continued at Watkins Glen and at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport) where he set fastest lap in each event.

In 2016 Competed for Dale Coyne Racing. Led five races and the highest number of laps by  a Honda driver for most of season. Podium finish P2 in Detroit.

In 2019 Competed for Andretti Autosports and the US Air Force at Indianapolis 500 finishing 10th after running as high as fourth.

 

Career Snapshot

  • 2004 Indiana State Champion (Yamaha)
  • 2005 Two time Kart Racers of America Junior Yamaha Champion and Junior Driver of the Year
  • 2006 Three time World Karting Association Champion
  • 2007 Winner Stars of Karting TaG East Championship-5 consecutive pole positions
  • 2008 Won Canadian Formula Ford 1600 Rookie of the Year-five consecutive wins - three new lap records
  • 2008 Won Skip Barber National Championship with five wins
  • 2008 Won Walter Hayes Formula Ford Trophy, Silverstone, England-First ever American winner
  • 2010 Record setting season winning Formula Star Mazda championship. Seven wins (record), nine poles (record), twelve podiums (record), most laps led (record), largest winning points margin ever. What a season
  • 2011 Won Firestone Indy Lights race in Long Beach, California - GP3 with 2 wins, 11 podiums and 1 pole position
  • 2012/13 Won Indian MRF Challenge championship
  • 2014 GP2 with Lazarus GP  and debut at 24 hours of Daytona (P3)
  • 2015 Indy 500 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
  • 2016 Indycar with Daly Coyne Racing - podium finish Detroit
  • 2017 Indycar with AJ Foyt
  • 2018 Indy 500 with Dale Coyne Rcaing with Thom Burns
  • 2019 Indycar with Andretti Autosport, Carlin and Arrow SPM Motorsports
 
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