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Conor Daly

Driver – #20

Second-generation racer Conor Daly climbed into a kart for the first time at the age of 10; within five years, he was competing in both United States and international open-wheel ladder systems. He found success in each before concentrating solely on American motorsports in 2015. He currently drives the No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing and is entering his fourth season with the team.

Born and raised in nearby Noblesville, Ind., Daly has grown to be a hometown favorite in the Indianapolis 500. The 2021 edition saw him lead the most laps of all drivers and in 2022, he finished a career-best 6th. In 2023, he will reach a career milestone as he makes his 100th NTT INDYCAR SERIES start early in the season and will compete in his 10th Indianapolis 500.

The 30-year-old’s off-track interests are as diverse as his on-track talents. He is no stranger to reality television, having crisscrossed the globe on The Amazing Race and competed on American Ninja Warrior. Daly is a huge supporter of live music and is commonly seen greeting fans in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Snake Pit just hours before the Indy 500. An avid gamer, Daly’s popular Twitch channel features his quick wit and infectious personality. Daly is also an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes, with which he was diagnosed at age 14, and is the only known U.S. professional racing driver who competes full-time with T1D.

Fast Facts

Birthdate: December 15, 1991
Hometown: Noblesville, Ind.
Residence: Indianapolis
Website: www.conordaly.net
Twitter: @ConorDaly22
Starts: 97
Poles: 1
Top 5 Finishes: 4
Top 10 Finishes: 18

First Start: 5/26/13 (Indianapolis)
Best Start: 1st, Iowa (7/17/2020)
Best Finish: 2nd, Detroit 1 (6/4/2016)

Updated 9-12-22

Career Highlights

NTT IndyCar Series Career History

– Elevated to full-time status for Ed Carpenter Racing, driving the No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet
– Scored first Top 5 finish of the year at IMS Road Course in early May
– Finished a career-best 6th in the Indianapolis 500 after pacing the field for several laps
– Qualified 3rd for both races of the doubleheader event at Iowa Speedway

– Returned to ECR for a second season as road and street course driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet and Indy 500 driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet
– Competed in the remaining three oval events with Carlin
– Led 40 laps in the Indy 500, first of his career and most of all drivers in the field

– Joined Ed Carpenter Racing as road and street course driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet and third Indy 500 entry, the No. 47
– Earned first career pole position at Iowa Speedway while competing with Carlin

– Raced for Andretti Autosport for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, finishing 10th, and the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
– Joined Carlin for four races and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for Portland
– Best finish of 6th at WWT Raceway after starting 18th
– Set the fastest lap of all Indianapolis 500 practice sessions and finished a career-best 10th

– Competed in four NTT IndyCar Series races with Harding Steinbrenner Racing and Dale Coyne Racing (dba Thom Burns Racing)
– Recorded a best finish of 11th at Toronto

– Finished 18th in NTT IndyCar Series point standings for A.J. Foyt Racing with a best finish of 5th at Gateway
– Recorded four Top 10 finishes, three in the final five races of the season

– Finished 18th as an NTT IndyCar Series rookie for Dale Coyne Racing with a best finish of second at Belle Isle-1
– Led a career-high 22 laps at Mid-Ohio

– Competed in four NTT IndyCar Series races for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with a best finish of 6th at Belle Isle-2
– Led 12 laps at Belle Isle-2, his first laps in the series
– Received a last-minute call from Dale Coyne Racing to compete at Long Beach where he finished 17th
– Had a preseason Indy car test with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

– Made series debut at Indianapolis 500 for AJ Foyt Racing, finishing 22nd after qualifying 31st

– Tested Indy car for AJ Foyt Racing

Other Racing Experience

– Made NASCAR Cup Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval in October

– Finished third in Star Mazda championship with one pole, one win and six podiums

– Raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a second time

– Competed in the USAC Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma
– Made NASCAR Truck Series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

– Earned three wins and one pole position in Lamborghini Super Trofeo
– Placed third at the Super Trofeo World Finals at at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit Spain
– Competed in USAC Midget races at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, Driven2SaveLives BC39 at The Dirt Track at IMS and the Western World Championship

– Made NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series, competing at Road America

– Competed in six Tudor United SportsCar Championship races in the Prototype Challenge Class for Performance Tech Motorsports
– Recorded three podium finishes, including a 6 hour, 27 minute stint in the 12 Hours of Sebring

– Competed in GP2 with Venezuela GP Lazarus with best finish of seventh at Hungaroring spring race
– Competed in Rolex 24 at Daytona

– Finished third in GP3 for ART Grand Prix with win at Valencia and six podium finishes
– Competed in GP2 at Sepang for Hilmer Motorsport, scoring points with a seventh-place finish in the feature race
– Finished third in Indy Lights for Team Moore racing at Houston
– Won inaugural MRF Challenge series in India with two wins in five starts

– Finished 6th in GP3 for Lotus GP with win at Barcelona and five podium finishes
– Conducted Formula One aerodynamic tests for Force India

– Competed in five Indy Lights events at Sam Schmidt Motorsports, winning at Long Beach
– Drove in GP3 for Carlin with a best finish of fifth at Hungary

– Won Star Mazda championship for Juncos Racing with series-record seven wins, nine poles and 12 podiums
– Also set records for most laps led and largest winning points margin
– Won Gorsline scholarship for performance and potential, presented by Sir Stirling Moss in London

– Finished third in Star Mazda championship with one pole, one win and six podiums

– Won Skip Barber National Championship with five wins
– Was Canadian Formula Ford 1600 Rookie of the Year after scoring five consecutive wins and three new lap records
– Awarded prestigious Team USA Scholarship
– Won Walter Hayes Formula Ford Trophy, Silverstone, England – first ever American winner of the event

– Won Stars of Karting TaG East championship with five consecutive pole positions
– Won debut races in Skip Barber Regional series

– Won 2006 World Karting Association Junior Nationals as a 14-year-old
– Won TaG World Championships pro invitational race at New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park in 2006
– Was Kart Racers of America Junior Yahama champion in 2005
– Named 2005 Kart Racers of America Junior Driver of the Year
– Three-time World Karting Association champion
– Competing in go-karting winning the Indiana State Championship (Yahama) in 2004

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March 5, 2023

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