Daly gets nod for SPM’s No. 5 in Detroit

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No major surprise and a small bit of good news/consolation for Conor Daly after his failure to start in the 99th Indianapolis 500 – he’ll get a mulligan and race in the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda at this weekend’s Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to fill in for my close friend James this weekend,” Daly said in a release. “I definitely want to thank Arrow Electronics, Lucas oil and all the team sponsors for giving me this shot. I can’t wait to continue working with the Schmidt Peterson guys and do the best job I can to keep James’ seat warm.”

The team has not confirmed plans for the No. 5 car beyond the Detroit races at this time.