Fan favorite Conor Daly has landed a shot at the Daytona 500. The Money Team has partnered with BitNile.com to bring the popular IndyCar driver back to NASCAR.
During Daytona’s media day Daly confirmed he will attempt to race at least four Cup events this season with TMT including Daytona, COTA, and the Indianapolis road course. There is room in his schedule for at least 3 more races and Daly hopes to fill all three slots.
What You Need to Know:
- Daly, a full time IndyCar driver, drove for The Money Team in 2022 at The Roval.
- The Money Team is owned by professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. The number 50 car is the result of a partnership between TMT and Daly’s Indy sponsor, Bitnile.com
- Daly has become popular among race fans for his takes on motorsports as well as his All-American mullet sported in 2022.
Conor Daly called this an “incredible opportunity”.
TMT owner Floyd Mayweather said in a statement, “Like a fighter who’s always ready to face the best, Conor has the courage to buckle into this beast without any practice and put that car into the field. Conor is like a hungry fighter and my kind of guy. I sure wouldn’t bet against him.”
In the Stands:
Across social media, fans showed their excitement for Daly’s opportunity with nearly unanimously positive support.
WillKJr1 lauded Daly while offering a valid point on the difficulty of succeeding in the NASCAR Cup Series.
In Your Ear:
What better perspective to share than Daly himself? Listen to what he had to say on his podcast, Speed Street. He talks about how the opportunity came to be and who he is looking to for advice on speedway racing.
From the Pressbox:
By Bob Pockrass’s count, this makes 6 open drivers that have to qualify to race in the 500, with only 4 spots available.