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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Daly To Test With Foyt


Conor Daly, son of veteran racer Derek Daly, will test the #14 A.J. Foyt Racing IndyCar at Sebring December 13th.

“Conor Daly is one of the exciting up-and-coming drivers in open wheel racing today,” said Larry Foyt, team director of AJ Foyt Racing. “I had spoken to Conor at the F-1 race in Austin and I was impressed.  I thought this test was a perfect opportunity to see how he works with our team. Depending on how it goes, we may be able to do something with him in the future.”

Daly won the 2010 Star Mazda Championship, ran a partial Firestone Indy Lights Schedule in 2011 winning in Long Beach, and competed in the GP3 Series the past two season.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to drive an Indycar for the first time with AJ Foyt Racing,” Daly said. “I've grown up at the Indy 500 and have always dreamed of getting in an Indycar someday. I will do the best job I can to get to know the team and complete all the things they've got planned for the test. I can't thank Larry enough for organizing this and taking an interest in my future."

Although the soon-to-be 21-year-old (12/15) has his mind set on a Formula 1 career, the American hasn't ruled out running a North American based series in 2013. However with the full-time driver of the #14 close to being announced, Daly is not a likely candidate.

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