Conor Daly will replace the injured James Hinchcliffe at this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series double header in Belle Isle for the Detroit Grand Prix.
Daly will drive the No.5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry on May 30/31. The Indiana native drove in the Indianapolis 500 for SPM No.43 but retired from the race following mechanical issues. Daly stated that he is honoured to be filling in for the Mayor of Hinch Town.
Daly went on to say that he hopes to do the best job he can in keeping the No.5 seat warm for Hinchcliffe. Speaking about the announcement Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team owner Sam Schmidt stated that he is pleased to give a young American rising star the opportunity to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
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