Conor Daly earns IndyCar new fans, but not a ride?

Last year, A.J. Foyt Racing had nine Top 10 finishes and one Top 5. That best finish of the season was accomplished by Conor Daly at the series return to Gateway Motorsports Park just outside St. Louis. Daly has been a fan favorite for years, with voices on social media and at the tracks screaming loudly about getting him in a car full-time for the long-haul. The frustration is at an all-time high for his fanbase, as he’s been proving his worth behind the wheel, but instead of getting further opportunities to keep learning and honing his craft, he loses … Continue reading Conor Daly earns IndyCar new fans, but not a ride?

Related Incidents Spell Early End to ‘500’ for Daly and Harvey

The second caution of the day came on Lap 66, but was due to a much less drastic incident than that of Scott Dixon and Jay Howard earlier in the race. Conor Daly went two-wide into the Turn 3 with Charlie Kimball (No. 83 Tresiba Honda, Ganassi Racing Teams) on the inside. Daly got loose and the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevy of AJ Foyt Racing ended up making right-side contact with the Turn 3 wall. The young Indiana-native came on the radio, apologizing to his crew, “I’m so sorry, guys. I’m so sorry, that was my fault.” Conor was … Continue reading Related Incidents Spell Early End to ‘500’ for Daly and Harvey

Push to Pass [S3E12] – A Sleepy Night in Phoenix and The Mayor Himself

Three Americans, a Brit, and a Canadian walk into a podcast… stop me if you’ve heard this one before. No? Yeah, I didn’t think so. The Mayor of Hinchtown, James Hinchcliffe, joins us to chat about the Verizon IndyCar Series season so far, including his win on the Streets of Long Beach. This week’s 4-part crew also gives a review of the Desert Diamond West Valley Grand Prix of Phoenix, discusses some points brought up by our awesome listeners, and runs down the current news headlines with the Rolling Start. Oh yeah, and some guy ran a test at Indianapolis … Continue reading Push to Pass [S3E12] – A Sleepy Night in Phoenix and The Mayor Himself

Push to Pass Podcast 54 – Conor Daly On Heading to Foyt

    This podcast has it all – from Conor Daly previewing his sophomore season in IndyCar, to a Dancing with the Stars recap and ideas from the Push to Pass team on how we could utilize more IndyCar doubleheaders to the advantage of the series, the fans, and the quality of race weekends! As always we want to hear what our listeners have to say about these topics – so get in touch with us by any means necessary! Well, okay… maybe not ANY means. We will make it easy – all the best communication options are listed below. … Continue reading Push to Pass Podcast 54 – Conor Daly On Heading to Foyt

Skilled IndyCar Rookie Class of 2016 Prepares for Season Finale in Sonoma

This is the time of year when most kids are heading back to school, but for the “kids” of the Verizon IndyCar Series, it’s crunch-time! Max Chilton (No. 8, Chip Ganassi Racing), Conor Daly (No. 18, Dale Coyne Racing), RC Enerson (No. 19, Dale Coyne Racing), Spencer Pigot (No. 20, Ed Carpenter Racing / No. 16 RLL Racing), and Alexander Rossi (No. 98, Andretti Herta Autosport) are preparing this week, for the last exam of the racing year. Let’s take a closer look at how the season has panned out for the 4 full-season rookies. (It is worth noting that … Continue reading Skilled IndyCar Rookie Class of 2016 Prepares for Season Finale in Sonoma

Honda, Coyne Find Speed at Watkins Glen in Final Practice

On a weekend where Chevy has dominated every session of practice and the first 4 rows of the starting grid for the IndyCar Grand Prix of The Glen, Honda made quite a statement in Sunday morning practice. Rookie teammates RC Enerson and Conor Daly of Dale Coyne Racing ran the second and fourth fastest laps in final practice, while Graham Rahal of RLL Racing rounded out the Top 5. Polesitter Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing took the top seed yet again and Josef Newgarden, who had a wreck in morning practice on Saturday, clocked the third quickest lap with … Continue reading Honda, Coyne Find Speed at Watkins Glen in Final Practice

Daly Driving #88 in Honor of Clauson; Mann Returns to Tricky Triangle

In May of this year, Bryan Clauson raced with Dale Coyne Racing/Jonathan Byrd Racing for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. He built friendships with Dale Coyne teammates Conor Daly, Pippa Mann and Gabby Chaves. When Clauson’s life was tragically cut short after an on-track accident in Kansas earlier this month, the USAC legend’s “Chasing 200” tour was also left unfinished, with 116 starts to his name in 2016. Drivers from multiple racing series have committed to completing those remaining 84 starts for Clauson. Two of his 500 teammates, Daly and Mann will be part of that tally when they … Continue reading Daly Driving #88 in Honor of Clauson; Mann Returns to Tricky Triangle

The Marketable Personality of IndyCar Racing – Part I

For years I’ve pondered why it’s so difficult for the average person to differentiate between IndyCar and NASCAR… in all reality, they couldn’t be more different. However, I’ve suspected part of the reason was due to exposure levels of each series. But it occurred to me this week, that can change. And it wouldn’t even be that difficult. Simply stated: we have to provide the public with more exposure to IndyCar drivers. One huge difference between IndyCar and NASCAR paddocks is fan access to drivers. I haven’t personally been to a NASCAR event, but I am basing that conclusion off … Continue reading The Marketable Personality of IndyCar Racing – Part I

IndyCar Raceday Warm Up and the Conversation about Standing Starts

The Honda Indy Toronto warm up session for the Verizon IndyCar Series this morning went relatively smooth for the field. There were two short-lived red flags, one for Team Penske driver, Simon Pagenaud after he made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 8. He went into the barrier nose-first but the car was not carrying any extreme speed at the time so he did not sustain any damage. The Holmatro safety team attended to him, restarting the No. 22 PPG Chevy and Pagenaud returned to pit lane until the red flag was lifted. He still ran the No. 22 … Continue reading IndyCar Raceday Warm Up and the Conversation about Standing Starts