Daly to enter Daytona 500 with Floyd Mayweather’s team

Shirley Beal
Daly to enter Daytona 500 with Floyd Mayweather’s team


IndyCar driver Conor Daly will try to qualify for the Daytona 500 with the NASCAR crew owned by Floyd Mayweather.

The Funds Crew Racing raced its way into the Daytona 500 last year with driver Kaz Grala Daly designed his Cup Collection debut for the group in Oct on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“The Cash Workforce Racing shocked the world by earning the Daytona 500 last year and I believe in this group and know we will put together a fantastic motor vehicle for this year’s race,” Mayweather explained Tuesday. “Like a fighter who’s normally completely ready to experience the ideal, Conor has the bravery to buckle into this beast with out any practice and place that motor vehicle into the subject.

“Conor is like a hungry fighter and my form of person. I guaranteed would not bet against him.”

Daly will be amongst 6 drivers vying for four open spots in the 40-auto field. Amid individuals also trying to qualify for an open location in the Feb. 19 period opener is 7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and motion sporting activities star Travis Pastrana, a close friend of Daly’s.

The announcement to enter Daly in the Daytona 500 arrived just 8 days right before Daytona International Speedway opens for race preparations. Daly reported very last week he was not hesitant to settle for a late offer you and TMT mentioned it will enter Daly in at the very least 6 other Cup races this time.

The effort will be funded by Bitnile.com, which is Daly and Ed Carpenter Racing’s sponsor in IndyCar.

Bitnile government chairman Todd Ault III stated it would also sponsor Daly at Circuit of the Americas in Austin in March for the “Texas Two-Step,” in which Daly will operate the IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway the up coming week.

Ault also explained there would be a “Daly Double” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in August, when Daly runs both the IndyCar and Cup races on the very same weekend on the street class.

“Our upcoming generation marketplace launches just 10 times right after the Daytona 500 … to assistance advertise our market, we requested Conor to operate a selection of NASCAR gatherings this calendar year in addition to our sponsorship of his comprehensive-time work in IndyCar,” Ault explained.

The remaining Cup races Daly enters will be dependent on his timetable.

“I am thrilled to be specified the option to attempt to operate in the Daytona 500,” he said. “It is the most prestigious race in NASCAR and to have the possibility to compete in it is really an honor. I am also thrilled to be operating the whole IndyCar Series period and select NASCAR Cup events.

“I am wanting ahead to the challenge and just can’t wait around to get powering the wheel of regardless of what BITNILE.COM race car or truck, boat, dune buggy or automobile they question me to travel.”

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