Two years ago, Conor Daly had a night he’ll never forget in the NTT IndyCar Series. See, the 2017 season was a struggle for the entire AJ Foyt Racing organization. Much like 2019 actually. But, as the season went on, Daly’s team started to find their groove.
By time they reached St. Louis in August of that year, Daly was hitting his stride. In Gateway that season, Daly brought his No. 4 Chevrolet home fifth in capping a great weekend for him.
Now, since he didn’t race at Gateway in 2018, he’s coming back to the World Wide Technology Raceway eyeing another top five.
“Driving at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway is something I’ve been looking forward to since 2017,” says Daly. “The track does an incredible job promoting the event and the crowd is always strong – it’s just an all-around great event. I’m hoping I can use some of the experience gained in the past there to have a great finish to my oval racing this season with Carlin and the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet.”
Daly, has been superb on ovals this year. Hes scored the 12th most points on them among all drivers. He finished 10th for Andretti Autosport in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 back in May. Two weeks later is when he made his Carlin debut as he finished 11th in his replacement role for Max Chilton. That was the best finish all year for this Carlin ride. A month later, he was back in that seat and was 13th in Iowa.
Then, last weekend, he finished 11th again at the Pocono Raceway.
With how well he’s been running and how well he did at Gateway in 2017, I wouldn’t sleep on Daly this weekend.