Today, A.J. Foyt Enterprises and Conor Daly made the worst kept secret in IndyCar official; young Conor will pilot A.J.’s #41 entry at this year’s Indianapolis 500. Conor had a quite successful offseason test with the Foyt team, leading to speculation that he might do the entire IZOD IndyCar Series schedule as his European aspirations hung in the balance. Funding eventually materialized, leading Conor to return to Gp3 with the ART team, and even getting a shot at GP2 in Malaysia.
Daly, a 21 year old from Noblesville, IN, is the son of former Formula One and IndyCar driver Derek Daly. Conor finished 17th overall in the 2011 GP3 Series, recording 7 Top 10 finishes in 16 events with Carlin. Daly moved to Lotus GP(Now ART Grand Prix) for the 2012 season. He would finish 6th overall in points, getting his first GP3 win at the Catalunya Circuit in Barcelona, four more podiums and 7 top 5 finishes on the season. In the GP3/North American offseason, Conor took the championship of the Indian MRF Challenge-Formula 2000 Series, taking 4 wins out of 10 events.
Conor will take part in Indianapolis Rookie Orientation on April 11 alongside Tristan Vautier, A.J. Allmendinger and Carlos Muoz.