Harding Racing has confirmed that Conor Daly will return to the seat of its No.88 Chevrolet at Pocono.
As reported by RACER yesterday, the 26-year-old will make his third start with the team this weekend, following on from appearances at Mid-Ohio and Toronto.
“Having the chance to race at Pocono is really exciting for me, because it means as a team we’ll have had a chance to race at a road course, street course and superspeedway together,” said Daly.
“It’ll be a new challenge for us to work through, and I can’t wait for it. Thankfully, after competing at the Indy 500 this year [ED: with Dale Coyne Racing], I have some experience with the superspeedway aero package, which gives me some more confidence heading into the weekend. The Chevrolet engine was obviously very strong at Indy, so I look forward to working with them alongside the Harding Racing boys yet again this year.”
Harding’s Brian Barnhart said that Daly’s return represents a chance for the team to continue gaining momentum. Daly’s 13th-place finish in Toronto represents the No.88’s best result for the season to date.
“Harding Racing feels our second half of the season program has generated considerable benefits for us,” said Barnhart.
“We’re going to continue that at Pocono Raceway in an effort to make sure that Conor had an opportunity to participate on all the disciplines that are included in the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. We would have done a street circuit, a permanent road course, and now a superspeedway with Conor when he runs at Pocono, and getting the feedback from him with each of those types of tracks is important for our future.”