Conor Daly gets full-time Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar deal for 2016

Dale Coyne Racing has announced it will field Conor Daly in the 2016 IndyCar Series and dirt-track star Bryan Clauson in the Indianapolis 500

Conor Daly gets full-time Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar deal for 2016

After racing in GP3 and GP2 between 2011-14, Daly returned to America last year and raced in the United SportsCar Championship's Prototype Challenge class.

He also made four IndyCar starts, and became one of nine drivers to appear for Dale Coyne Racing, at Long Beach after Rocky Moran Jr broke his thumb during practice.

Daly will start testing the team's Honda-powered #18 entry next week, ahead of his first full IndyCar season.

"It's crazy to think about," he said.

"I've been at IndyCar races since birth, it's cool to be part of this group.

"It's a dream come true, it's an incredible opportunity and everyone's ready to attack this."

Dale Coyne Racing is working towards a driver for its second full-time entry, and an Indy 500 deal for Pippa Mann, which would take its tally to four cars for the 100th running of the race.

Short-track racer Clauson will make his third Indy start under the Jonathan Byrd's Racing banner, as part of a bid to compete in 200 races next year.

The entry was run by KV in 2015, with Clauson crashing out.

"It's like Disneyland for race drivers, it's the happiest and coolest place on earth," Clauson said of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"Sometimes you hate it, but you always look forward to walking through the gates there in May."

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