After an impressive run at the Indianapolis 500, Conor Daly looks forward to become a full-time IndyCar racer.

After an impressive run at the Indianapolis 500, Conor Daly looks forward to become a full-time IndyCar racer.

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After an impressive run at the Indianapolis 500, Conor Daly looks forward to become a full-time IndyCar racer.

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Filling in for DD, Greg Rakestraw hosts the show and is joined by Conor Daly who recaps the things that went right and wrong for the Indy 500.  Daly was able to secure a top ten finish and had a very impressive race.  He was paired  with Andretti Racing and enjoyed being apart of their team.  He now looks to gain more sponsors and more attention to go from being a part-time driver to a full-time.

How is having Alexander Rossi as a teammate, is he as great a racer as he has shown?

"Obviously I know what setup he was running, and I know how agressive he was running the car and what he likes out of the car which is different than what I like in a car.  Clearly we were close both in the same spot and both of us had pretty solid cars.  I don't think I had the car that had had, I don't think I could have gotten up to the lead like he did.  He had a really good strategy and great pitstops, his guys are awesome.  Except for the one when the fuel didn't go in but the yellow saved him there.  He is incredibly talented there and he is been out on a mission to prove to people that his win at Indy wasn't out of luck and clearly it wasn't.  He's fighting for championships now two years in a row.  He's out in front of the field.  I think at Indy seeing in his strategy and how he drives, I really enjoyed racing with him."

What would it take for you to become a full-time IndyCar racer?

 "It's gonna take someone who really believes in the effort that we're putting in here.  And I always saw we, I never say me.  Because there is people that help me.  I've got supporters obviously and my family believes in me.  A lot of the fans, I honestly do it for all the people that come out to support as at the 500 and every weekend.  It's so nice that there are people that have been following racing for many years that believe in me.  That's what I want to do it for.  We need to find two or three people who also believe that and who also believe than can get the same ROIS that the Air Force is getting.  The Air Force wouldn't be doing it if they weren't getting any money back and that's why they're doing it.  Not only is it a profittable program for them but they also believe in me.  That's awesome to find and hard to find but I am more motivated than ever now but we will keep on going and focus on 2020 because the goal for 2020 is to be full-time."

Conor Daly will be competing in this weekend's IndyCar race: The Detroit Grand Prix.

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