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The Road to Road America | Conor Daly’s First NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

Preparing for your first NASCAR race is quite the journey, as Conor Daly can attest — and he will have visual proof. Through a video series launching Aug. 15 on NASCAR’s YouTube channel, you too can see what the driver goes through to get ready for his NASCAR national series debut at Road America on Aug. 25 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

For the race at Road America, Daly will have sponsorship from Lilly Diabetes on his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Like one of his Roush teammates for the race, Ryan Reed, Daly also competes while managing his Type 1 diabetes. Reed is sponsored by Lilly Diabetes as well in his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford as he competes for an Xfinity Series championship.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity to be partnered again with Lilly Diabetes and to be able to drive a Jack Roush Ford,” Daly said when news of his start was announced on May 10. “I’ve raced at Road America almost every year since I was 16 and have won there. I have driven almost every form of car, but this will be my first stock car experience.”

Daly, a 26-year-old Indiana native, has 42 career starts in the Verizon IndyCar Series — a series that has seen Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya and Sam Hornish Jr. among those to make the shift from open-wheel racing to the stock car world of NASCAR. Daly finished 18th each of the past two IndyCar campaigns, driving last year for team owner A.J. Foyt.

The video series will be five episodes and lead up to Daly’s start at Road America.

 

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