IndyCar driver Conor Daly will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at the Charlotte Roval, Daly revealed on Dirty Mo Media’s Speed Street podcast.
Daly will partner with The Money Team Racing in the No. 50 BitNile.com Chevrolet. BitNile was Daly’s partner during the 2022 season in the No. 20 Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing.
TMT has appeared in three Cup races during the 2022 season, making their debut at the season-opening Daytona 500. Kaz Grala has piloted the ride in all three races, with the other two starts coming at the Circuit of the Americas and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Incredibly excited to announce I’ll be making my @NASCAR Cup Series debut @CLTMotorSpdwy #Roval Next weekend thanks to @ToddAultIII and everyone at #Bitnile! Very thankful for this chance to work with @FloydMayweather and his @tmtracing50 team! Huge learning experience coming up! pic.twitter.com/YNwMFiOOYF
— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) September 29, 2022
Daly finished 17th in the NTT IndyCar Series standings in 2022 with a best finish of fifth in the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14. He has 97 career INDYCAR starts to his credit, with a best finish of second at the Grand Prix of Detroit in 2016. He has also made two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Niece Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a best finish of 18th in 2020. Finally, Daly has made one appearance in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Roush Fenway Racing at Road America back in 2018. Daly finished 31st on that day.
Veteran crew chief Tony Eury Jr. will be on the box for Daly.
The 30-year-old will make his Cup debut on Oct. 9 at the ROVAL at 2 p.m. ET, with television coverage on NBC.
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