Niece Motorsports Adds Conor Daly

Conor Daly

NTT INDYCAR SERIES veteran Conor Daly eyes a return to NASCAR as he rejoins Niece Motorsports for a limited schedule in the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. He will drive the team’s No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado RST entry in three events this season.

Daly, a native Hoosier from Noblesville, IN, will attempt to make his first start at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on Friday, July 19. Having made several starts at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daly has only competed once on the short track on the other side of town – a race that he won in what it now called the Indy Pro 2000 Series, in 2010.

The 32-year-old has competed in some of the world’s most prestigious racing events, including the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, and 24 Hours of Daytona, but considers competing in stock cars as one of the most fun disciplines in his diverse career. His NCTS campaign will also see stops at Kansas Speedway on September 27 and Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 26.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get back into a truck with Niece Motorsports!” said Daly. “Al Niece and Cody Efaw have always been great to me and supportive of my Indy 500 efforts as well over the years as we’ve got to know each other. We’ve been working on putting a program together for a while and I’m happy we could finally work out the details to go racing together once again. I have a lot to learn but I want to compete and I know these guys will give me a great chance at that. I am extremely thankful to have some great partners in Power Plus to make this happen. Everyone from Power Plus have been super willing to help out when I need it most and I love representing for them.”

Power Plus will serve as Daly’s primary sponsor for his first Truck Series start this season. The company is a nationwide provider of specialty electrical and power related services including Generator Service, Maintenance & Installation, Temporary Power, Designed Video Surveillance and Generator Rental/Disaster Response services. Additional partnership announcements for Daly’s NASCAR efforts will be made at a later date.

“Power Plus is thrilled to be partnering once again with Conor Daly and this time in the NASCAR Truck Series,” said Steve Bray, Founder & CEO of Power Plus. “One of the things we love about Conor is his enthusiasm, tenacity and passion for winning…both on and off the track. Whether it was in the P1 Boat races, in the dirt racing side by sides, or at the Indy 500, Conor exemplifies what it means to be a fierce competitor. We appreciate Conor’s perseverance and humility and we are proud to be associated with his winning attitude and his man-of-the-people persona.”

This won’t be the first time that this driver/team pairing has worked together, as Daly has made a total of three prior starts with Niece Motorsports since making his series debut in 2020. It will, however, be the first time in his career that he will make multiple Truck Series starts in the same year.

“Conor has been great to work with every time he’s stepped into one of our trucks,” said Cody Efaw, Niece Motorsports General Manager. “It’s been fun to see his interest in NASCAR grow since he made that first start with our team in Las Vegas a few years ago. Now that we have him secured for multiple races this year, I think that will give him a chance to go out there and learn each week to get better for his upcoming starts.”

Despite having limited experience, Daly has been apt to increase his presence in various NASCAR series. Recently, he made his ARCA Menards Series debut at Mid-Ohio, where he finished eighth. He has made scattered starts across the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Truck Series over the past handful of years. All three of his NCTS starts came in Niece Motorsports fielded trucks.

In this year’s running of the Indianapolis 500, Daly ran up front and nabbed his fourth top-10 finish of the race, leading 22 laps en route to a 10th-place showing for Dryer & Reinbold Racing. At the time of this news, that remains his lone INDYCAR start of the season.

Indianapolis, Kansas, and Homestead-Miami will be the first races where Niece Motorsports enters the No. 44 Silverado RST. The team primarily fields the No. 41, 42, and 45 entries on a full-time basis in the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. Daly will be paired with veteran crew chief, Wally Rogers.

When he’s not behind the wheel, Daly co-hosts a weekly podcast for Dirty Mo Media labeled Speed Street, which dives into stories from the INDYCAR paddock. Speed Street is available for streaming on all major podcasting platforms. Be sure to follow Conor on social media for a behind-the-scenes look into his career on and off the racetrack.

The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series heads to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on Friday, July 19 for the running of the TSport 200. Live coverage of the race will be broadcasted on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 8:30 PM ET. Visit niecemotorsports.com for the latest news and team updates.

About Power Plus: Power Plus is a nationwide provider of specialty electrical and power related services including Generator Service, Maintenance & Installation, Temporary Power, Designed Video Surveillance and Generator Rental/Disaster Response services. At Power Plus, we are “Always On”, operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, and are ready to deliver the “Power, When You Need It, Where You Need It”.
About Niece Motorsports: Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece. In 2024, Niece Motorsports enters its ninth season in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 40 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices. Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability. The company provides water and fuel/lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry. Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as X @NieceMotorsport.

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