Conor Daly

Veteran Conor Daly will drive the No. 30 Honda fielded by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline on Sunday, Aug. 27 at World Wide Technology Raceway, replacing Jack Harvey.

The driver for the No. 30 entry for NTT INDYCAR SERIES races Sept. 3 at Portland International Raceway and Sept. 10 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will be announced at a later date.

“First, I would like to thank Jack Harvey for all of his efforts on behalf of RLL for the last year and a half,” RLL co-owner Bobby Rahal said. “He committed fully to the team, but for whatever reason, we weren’t able to achieve the results that he or the team deserves, and we wish him well in the future.

“We will use the final three races of the season to gauge other racing talent. I’m very pleased that Conor has agreed to join us in St. Louis. He’s been strong there, and I feel that he can bring value to the team while also providing us with a strong effort. I look forward to having him with us.”

Indiana native Daly, 31, has made 107 NTT INDYCAR SERIES starts since his debut in 2013 and earned his first series pole in 2020 at the Iowa Speedway short oval. He has competed in six of the last seven INDYCAR SERIES races held at WWTR and has earned four top-10 finishes, with a best of fifth in 2017.

“It means a lot to have a chance to drive for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team,” Daly said. “I’ve known Bobby ever since I was a child, our families are very close. Mike Lanigan is someone that has known my dad for a long time, and I’ve known him well, too. And David Letterman is a friend of our family, as well, so it’s very special to have the chance to drive for this organization.

“I will obviously do the best job that I can for them to make them proud and make their partners proud, and I hope to be able to deliver everything they are looking for. I’m excited for the chance to get back behind the wheel at one of my favorite tracks at World Wide Technology Raceway.”

Harvey made 30 starts with RLL since he joined the team for the start of the 2022 season, with a best finish of 10th in 2022 at Nashville.

“It’s no secret that my time at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing didn’t go as planned,” Harvey wrote on X (formerly Twitter). “It was not through a lack of effort. I leave confident that I put my everything into every moment as a member of the team.

“I am thankful for the time and effort that every crew member put in over the last two years. This has been challenging for everyone involved. I love my crew and their unwavering support.

“Only time will tell what the future holds. I am more motivated than ever to find a new home in INDYCAR to showcase what I am capable of doing behind the wheel of a race car.”

Live coverage of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline starts at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Aug. 27 on NBC, Peacock and the INDYCAR Radio Network.