Daly, an Indiana native, made his NASCAR Cup Sequence debut simply final yr on the Charlotte Roval.
He’ll drive the No. 50 The Cash Group Racing (TMT Racing) Chevrolet Camaro as soon as once more as an open entry in an more and more sturdy entry listing for the Daytona 500. With no constitution, he must struggle his manner into the 40-car subject. Helio Castroneves was initially rumored to be in rivalry for the experience.
TMT Racing is owned by skilled boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, and ran a partial schedule throughout the 2022 season.
“The Cash Group Racing shocked the world by making the Daytona 500 final yr and I imagine on this group and know we’ll put together a fantastic automotive for this yr’s race,” stated Mayweather in a launch from the group. “Like a fighter who’s at all times able to face the perfect, Conor has the braveness to buckle into this beast with none follow and put that automotive into the sector. Conor is sort of a hungry fighter and my type of man. I certain wouldn’t wager in opposition to him.”
Daly has began practically 100 IndyCar races, together with 9 of the final ten Indianapolis 500s. His greatest outcome got here final yr, ending sixth. The yr prior, he led a race-high 40 laps.
His NASCAR expertise is proscribed to street programs and intermediate tracks, with 4 complete begins between the three nationwide divisions. This will likely be his first style of superspeedway racing in a inventory automotive.
BitNile.com will function a main sponsor on the automotive.
“I’m thrilled to be given the chance to aim to run within the Daytona 500,” stated Daly. “It’s the most prestigious race in NASCAR and to have the prospect to compete in it’s really an honor. I’m additionally excited to be working the whole IndyCar Sequence season and choose NASCAR Cup occasions. I’m trying ahead to the problem and might’t wait to get behind the wheel of no matter BitNile.com race automotive, boat, scooter or dune buggy they ask me to drive.”
In the intervening time, there are six open entries who we all know to be making an attempt the five hundred, which suggests two will likely be going dwelling. Daly is up in opposition to some severe competitors in qualifying and the Duel races.
Seven-time NASCAR Cup Sequence champion Jimmie Johnson (Legacy Motor Membership) tops the listing of drivers not locked in. Others embody Travis Pastrana (23XI Racing), Chandler Smith (Kaulig Racing), Zane Smith (Front Row Motorsports), and Austin Hill (Beard Motorsports).