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Conor Daly heading for Indy 500?

Mar 29, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

American young gun Conor Daly is keeping busy overseas in GP2 and GP3, but he might be coming home to tackle his first Indianapolis 500.

In a piece for SPEEDTV.com, NBC Sports Network reporter Robin Miller writes that the 22-year-old son of former F1 and IndyCar racer Derek Daly is being discussed as a possible teammate for Takuma Sato at A.J. Foyt Racing during this year’s Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Conor tested Sato’s No. 14 machine this offseason at Sebring International Raceway in Florida(some of which you can see below).

Daly finished 13th and seventh last weekend in his inaugural GP2 races at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. He has competed in the GP3 category for the last two seasons.

In 2011, he competed in five Firestone Indy Lights events for Sam Schmidt Motorsports, bagging a victory at Long Beach and a runner-up in the season-opening race at St. Petersburg.

  1. apexassassin - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    He should focus on honing his circuit racing. He can do Indy once he retires from F1.

    Glad he found the sponsorship to race in Europe this year. The GP2 series is no joke and it’s no coincidence their winners find their way into F1. Invaluable experience for any racer.

    I’m hoping that the newly announced DTM Americas series is just the beginning and that we’ll soon have a GP2 Americas series too!

  2. markdartj - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    @apexassasin- You do know that GP2 is an insanely expensive series to run in, due to its money grubbing owners (BE & Flavio). A driver has to bring quite a large budget. These days , there aren’t enough sponsors for everyone at Indy to get a seat (think Ryan Briscoe). With DTM coming; the already finite pool of money gets divided further. Besides, the GP2 cars would make IndyCars look slow and silly.

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