ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Conor Daly was well on his way to a solid top 10 effort on Sunday in Road America as he was running sixth in the closing stages of today’s Kohler Grand Prix. He was so confident heading into today’s race as he said they didn’t have to do any magic work to move his way through the field on Sunday.
In Daly’s three top 10’s this year, he started 22nd, 16th and 21st respectively.
Today, he started ninth.
With a good car, he didn’t have to come from nearly as far back as before as that gave him tons of hope for today’s 50 Lap race.
In the past, he had to work pit strategy to make his strong car get to the front but now he didn’t have to do that. He was already up there as his main goal he said was to sustain a top 10 run.
It nearly worked to a fourth top six in his last five races, but his left rear suspension broke on his No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda entering Turn 1 and he spun into the gravel and backed his car into the tire barriers as a result.
Luckily, he was uninjured as he got out of his car under his own power, but he was dejected after what could have been a strong run.
Daly would finish a disappointing 21st on Sunday after crashing out on Lap 39 today as he was just 11 laps away from securing his fifth career Verizon IndyCar Series top 10.