With Simon Pagenaud still not cleared to return to IndyCar, Conor Daly is set to compete for Meyer Shank Racing in the upcoming doubleheader at Iowa Speedway.
Meyer Shank Racing’s Simon Pagenaud has not competed in an IndyCar race since his nasty shunt in practice at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course nearly three weekends ago, one which saw his No. 60 Honda barrel roll seven times after going off course due to a brake failure.
Conor Daly, who recently lost his full-time ride with Ed Carpenter Racing behind the wheel of the No. 20 Chevrolet to Ryan Hunter-Reay, replaced Pagenaud for the race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship champion and two-time 24 Hours of Daytona winner Tom Blomqvist, who has long been rumored to join Meyer Shank Racing’s IndyCar team in a full-time capacity next year, made his series debut behind the wheel of Pagenaud’s No. 60 Honda in the recent race on the streets of Toronto at Exhibition Place.
Simon Pagenaud remains not medically cleared to return to IndyCar competition.
As a result, the 39-year-old Frenchman is set to miss this weekend’s doubleheader at Iowa Speedway, with Daly set to return to the No. 60 Honda as his replacement.
Iowa Speedway has been one of Daly’s stronger tracks on the IndyCar schedule. He secured his first career pole position there back in 2020 and finished in eighth place, which remains tied for his third best finish since the start of the 2020 season.
The Hy-Vee Homefront 250 presented by Instacart is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 22, and it is set to be broadcast live on NBC from Iowa Speedway beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Hy-Vee One Step 250 presented by Gatorade is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 23, and it is set to be broadcast live on NBC as well, but starting at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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