Harding Racing confirmed Tuesday that Conor Daly will return to the its No. 88 Chevrolet IndyCar entry for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The move follows Daly’s debut for the team in place of Gabby Chaves last time out in Toronto, where he finished 13th. The 26-year-old American also tested with the team at Mid-Ohio last week.
“After the progress made during the Toronto race weekend, we had another successful outing in Mid-Ohio with Conor Daly,” said team president Brian Barnhart. “Based on that and in the interest of continuity and moving forward, we are going to run Conor again this weekend for the Honda Indy 200.
“We still appreciate Gabby’s cooperation and interaction because he is still very much involved with downloads, team debriefs and dialogue. In our search for more information and improvement, this will be our direction for Mid-Ohio, with an eye towards the future.”