Conor Daly, who ran the 2023 season-opening NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 and the NASCAR Cup race at Circuit of the Americas in the No. 50 TMT Racing Chevrolet, will return to the NASCAR National Series ranks in July.
Daly is set to pilot the No. 41 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports in the July 8th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Sponsorship for the effort will be provided by Worldwide Express Racing Unishippers.
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The 31-year-old racer has run two previous races with Niece Motorsports. Those two starts came in 2020 and 2021, and resulted in a best finish of 18th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Daly is ready to get back to work in the Chevrolet Silverado.
“I can’t wait to work with everyone at Niece Motorsports again,” said Daly in a team press release. “Even though we’ve only done a few races together, it feels like I’m part of their family. I have a lot of respect for Al Niece and the supportive partners of the team like Unishippers and Worldwide Express. It means a lot to get to represent for them as well as Chevrolet. Mid-Ohio is one of my favorite tracks and with the experience I have there I think it will be really beneficial in getting me up to speed quickly.”
Daly is a supremely talented race car driver, who finished eighth in the Indianapolis 500 last month. The Niece Motorsports team will lean heavily on Daly’s wealth of knowledge around the 2.258-mile 13-turn road course, as Daly has made a total of seven starts in NTT IndyCar competition at the facility.
“We’ve enjoyed working with Conor in the past and are excited to have him join our team again this season,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw. “Conor’s experience on road courses, especially at Mid-Ohio, should be a big benefit for him this weekend. We’re looking forward to getting on track with the Unishippers Chevrolet.”
Earlier this month, Daly and Ed Carpenter Racing parted ways in the NTT IndyCar Series, which paved the way for Daly to begin running more stock car racing events in 2023.
Worldwide Express is thrilled to have Daly, a truly unique character, represent their brand behind the wheel.
“We’re excited to have Conor take the helm of the No. 41 this season,” said Alissa Cherry, VP of Brand and Content Marketing for Worldwide Express. “He is a multi-faceted, well-regarded driver, and we’re so pleased to have him as a steward of our Unishippers brand.”
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is scheduled for Saturday, July 8th. Television coverage of the event will be provided by FS1 beginning at 1:30 PM ET. MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the radio broadcast of the race.