Like so many of his peers, Daly began his career in karting and has carved quite a reputation for himself since making the step into cars with the Skip Barber Racing Series in 2007. He won the championship convincingly in 2008, earning himself a MAZDASPEED Driver Development scholarship to progress into Star Mazda (now Pro Mazda) for the following season. Daly also was awarded a prestigious Team USA Scholarship, which he used to excellent effect by becoming the youngest ever winner of the Walter Hayes Trophy Formula Ford event at Silverstone in England.
After a solid learning year, Daly romped to the championship during a record-breaking 2010 campaign with Juncos Racing, claiming a second MAZDASPEED Scholarship. He then set his sights on returning to Europe. Daly split his time between Indy Lights and the GP3 Series in 2011, finishing third on his Indy Lights debut at St. Petersburg and then winning at Long Beach before concentrating his efforts on GP3. He has become known as one of the finest overtakers in the business and finished a career-best third in this year’s championship standings. Daly also has broadened his horizons by winning the inaugural MRF Challenge series in India in 2012/2013; making an impressive GP2 Series debut in Malaysia; and driving for IndyCar legend A.J. Foyt in the Indianapolis 500.
Another second-generation racer, Conor Daly is rapidly working his way up the auto racing ladder. Daly, 22, from Noblesville, Ind., is now accepting questions as the latest Online Driving Instructor. His answers will be posted beginning Monday, December 23.