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11/09 2016

Reports: New IndyCar rides for Conor Daly, Indy Lights champ Ed Jones

Reports New IndyCar rides for Conor Daly Indy Lights champ Ed Jones

Conor Daly drove for Dale Coyne Racing in 2016.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIc

DALY SET TO MOVE TO A.J. FOYT RACING; JONES TAKES DALY’S SEAT AT DALE COYNE RACING

BY: MIKE PRYSON

Multiple reports are saying that Conor Daly and Ed Jones have secured full-time Verizon IndyCar Series rides for 2017.

Motorsport.com is reporting that Daly, 24, is expected to sign with A.J. Foyt Racing, while Indy Lights champion Jones is set to move to Daly’s old ride at Dale Coyne Racing.

Daly started all 16 IndyCar races for Coyne and posted five top-10 finishes, including a runner-up effort at Belle Isle in June.

Jones, 21, has dominated the Indy Lights series for the better part of the past two seasons. He finished third in the series in 2015 and won the title in 2016. Jones has an impressive 15 podium finishes in 34 career starts in Indy Lights. He will team with Sebastian Bourdais.

The moves leave IndyCar with just a few seats left for 2017. Chip Ganassi Racing is expected to add a fourth car, while Ed Carpenter Racing has not announced a road-course driver for the No. 20 car next season to share a ride with ovals specialist Carpenter. JR Hildebrand last week signed on with ECR for a full-time ride in the No. 21 car for 2017.

Also available is Bourdais’ previous seat with KV Racing.