Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indy Cars New Star?




American F1 Hopeful and GP2 Driver Conor Daly gets his chance in Indy Cars at Long Beach. (Image source: Zak Mauger / GP2 Series Media Service)
While Yuhs gotta feel for Rocky Moran, Jr. who's waited forever to drive in his home race, and was set to make his IndyCar debut at Long Beach, Moran unfortunately broke his thumb in Friday practice in a collision with Carlos Munoz and with just 45mins warning on Saturday, Conor Daly got 'Thee Call from Dale Coyne...

Noblesville, Indiana's Conor Daly, son of ex-Formula 1 and IndyCar racer Derek Daly was at Long Beach originally on 2X Seater chauffer duties, and after getting the call from Dale whilst buttering a bagel, handed it off to Dario Franchitti saying he'd gotten a ride and had to GO!

Daly drove a very smart race and got  multiple "shout Outs" during the broadcast, especially with 'Ol 'R, aka Robin Miller saying how impressed the team and its engineer Michael  Cannon were with the Kid, as they'd finally gotten somebody with enough speed to give them some real Data!

Conor finished 17th and probably the icing on the cake was passing somebody ON-track named James Jakes; not to mention being ahead of Will Power! (who uncharacteristically finished 20th) As let that sink in a moment, since Jakes is the Dude who brought Stairlifts full 'O Moolah to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for its second seat after Daly had had a very impressive winter test for them...




UPDATE
Although I missed the first hour of Trackside Tuesday night, I did tune-in for the first time this year to Hour-2 and heard the opinion  of 'Curty Cavin on where Conor Daly may land a ride for this year's Indy 500...

Thus, like IndyCar's oldest Blogger Geo. Phillips; Hya! I'll throw my two pesos into the mix, as I'd agree that Daly needs as much seat time as possible - and a multiple race outing at Dale Coyne would be far better over a One-off' at Sam Schmidt this May, especially since there really isn't any pressure at Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) after running Francesco Floppa, Carlos Huertas, Rocky Moran, Jr. and now Rodolfo Gonzalez at Barber, which unfortunately smacks of  a lack of Dinero to fund the team...


As here's more news upon Gonzalez, a Formula 1 test driver and GP2 racer who's set to make his IndyCar debut this weekend in Birmingham, AL. As hopefully he'll have better luck than other Venezuelan drivers, i.e.; E.J. "What, Me Worry?" Viso and the Wanderin' Milka, aka Milka Duno...


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