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Conor Daly to pay tribute to Bryan Clauson with No. 88 at Pocono

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Conor Daly will swap the usual No. 18 on his Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality Honda to No. 88 for this weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, to pay tribute to the late Bryan Clauson.

Additionally, the car will take on a “BC Forever” logo and signage on the sidepods of the car.

Clauson, 27, was killed last week following a midget accident at the Belleville Nationals.

The three-time Indianapolis 500 starter wore No. 88 for his last two starts in the race (was No. 39 in 2012), and the Jonathan Byrd’s support and colors transferred to Clauson’s No. 88 Dale Coyne Racing Honda for the Indianapolis 500 this year.

Daly, meanwhile, took on an American-themed red, white and blue livery courtesy of Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee’s new “Shirts For America” T-shirt company, with additional support coming in late from Lilly Diabetes.

Daly announced the move over the weekend on 1070 The Fan radio in Indianapolis, with the move confirmed by the team today in its Pocono advance release.

“It means a lot to our whole team to be driving the No. 88 BC Forever entry this weekend,” Daly said. “I think everyone enjoyed working with Bryan throughout the month of May. Jonathan and David Byrd have sort of accepted us into their family. They already had a big racing program with Bryan and then they added me and Dale Coyne Racing to that as well. It’s going to be a great way to pay tribute and obviously a little extra motivation to ‘Park it’ in Victory Lane for Bryan.”

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:

CARS

2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars

BIKES

 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions

 

TRUCKS

Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.

QUADS

Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.