Carlin have announced that Conor Daly will join the team for the third consecutive season to run this weekend’s Genesys 300 and Xpel 375 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Daly also currently runs the road and street courses and Indianapolis 500 with Ed Carpenter Racing, and will be taking over the seat from Max Chilton, who will return to the team for the GMR Grand Prix on 15 May.
Daly has had success with Carlin over the past two seasons, including pole position at the first race of the 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s doubleheader. Daly finished in the top 10 at four of the five oval events that he ran with the team last season, including a sixth place finish last year at Texas. Daly hasn’t finished lower than thirteenth in the Anglo-American team’s equipment.
“We’re very pleased to have Conor back with the team,” said Team Owner Grahame “Chily” Chilton.
“We’ve enjoyed some successful races together in the past and we’re aiming to continue where we left off with our oval form.”
Daly joins the team with the backing of his personal sponsor Power Plus, who provide temporary power systems for the construction industry. Daly expressed how excited he was to rejoin the team.
“Obviously, I’m very excited and thankful to be back with Carlin for this weekend,” Daly said.
“It’s a package with which we’ve accomplished a lot together in a short amount of time and I’m excited to get back to work with the guys. I appreciate the opportunity and thank Chily and Trevor [Carlin] for the support and entrusting me with the car once again and also Power Plus! for joining me this weekend.”
At Ed Carpenter Racing, Team Owner Ed Carpenter will pilot the No. 20 Chevrolet in Daly’s stead. Last year at Texas, Carpenter finished just ahead of Daly in fifth place. He has one win in the Lone Star State, winning the 2014 Firestone 600.
The Genesys 300 and Xpel 375 will take place on Saturday and Sunday May 1-2.