INDIANAPOLIS - It's like a dream come true for Conor Daly, who grew up in Indianapolis and had aspirations of one day driving in the Indianapolis 500.
At age 21, it's likely Daly will make the field for this year's Indy 500. He was tapped to drive for A.J. Foyt Racing.
Daly has been a regular on several racing circuits, having won Indy Lights and been Pro Mazda champion, and in GP3 and GP2 races. As a local, the opportunity to be in the Indy 500 is special.
"It's amazing to first figure out that I actually had an opportunity to race in a race that I've grown up (watching)," Daly said. "I've had to be there every day that I could. I would go to school, and as soon as school was over, go to the track. I live and breathe that place."
Daly will have to wait a bit longer to take his first Indy 500 steps. Rookie orientation that had been set for Thursday has been delayed because of rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast.
"I just can't imagine what it's going to be like. It's going to be very satisfying for me and just a great moment," Daly said. "I'm all jacked up, prepped, ready to get in, but now I have to wait a little longer."
Daly has a lot of options to advance his career.
"In the last 10, 11 months, I've driven a Formula One car, IndyCar, GP2, GP3, Formula Three, World Series," Daly said. "I've been very fortunate, very lucky, but Formula One is still the goal, for sure."
Daly is thrilled to get a chance to drive for Foyt, an IndyCar legend.