Conor Daly, the Indiana-born IndyCar driver, is set to make his Daytona 500 debut in 2023 with TMT Racing. This marks a significant milestone in his racing career as he competes in the most prestigious NASCAR Cup Series event.
TMT Racing, owned by professional boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, will field the No. 50 The Money Team Racing Chevrolet Camaro in the Daytona 500. BitNile.com will serve as the primary sponsor for the car.
Daly has been a fixture in the IndyCar series for many years, starting in nearly 100 races, including nine of the last ten Indianapolis 500s. His best result came in 2022 with a 6th place finish and he has led a race-high 40 laps in the past. However, his NASCAR experience is limited to road courses and intermediate tracks with only four total starts in the three national divisions. This will be his first time racing in a superspeedway stock car.
Floyd Mayweather expressed his confidence in Daly and the TMT Racing team. “The Money Team Racing shocked the world by making the Daytona 500 last year and I believe in this team and know we will prepare a great car for this year’s race,” said Mayweather. “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.”
February 7, 2023
Daly himself is thrilled to have the opportunity to compete in the Daytona 500. “It is the most prestigious race in NASCAR and to have the chance to compete in it is truly an honor,” said Daly. “I am looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to get behind the wheel.”
The Daytona 500 will feature a strong entry list, with six open entries competing for two spots. Other notable drivers competing include Jimmie Johnson, Travis Pastrana, Chandler Smith, Zane Smith, and Austin Hill. The competition will be fierce, but with his racing skills and TMT Racing’s preparation, Conor Daly has a great shot at making it into the 40-car field.
In conclusion, Conor Daly’s Daytona 500 debut with TMT Racing is an exciting development for NASCAR fans. He will bring his IndyCar experience to the table and compete against some of the best drivers in the sport. The 2023 Daytona 500 promises to be a thrilling race, and fans will not want to miss the action.
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