Daly, an Indiana native, made his full NASCAR Cup debut final yr on the Charlotte Roval and was labeled 34th, three laps down on winner Christopher Bell.
He’ll drive the #50 Chevrolet Camaro for The Cash Crew as soon as once more as an open entry, in an more and more robust entry record for the 500 on 19 February.
With no constitution, Daly should struggle his manner into the 40-car subject by qualifying and the previous duels. Meyer Shank Racing IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves was initially rumoured to be in rivalry for the experience, however the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner dominated it out.
Daly has began almost 100 IndyCar races, together with 9 of the final 10 Indianapolis 500s. His greatest end result got here final yr, ending sixth within the blue riband IndyCar race. The yr prior, the Ed Carpenter Racing driver led a race-high 40 laps.
His NASCAR expertise is restricted to highway programs and intermediate tracks, with 4 complete begins between the three nationwide divisions. BitNile.com will function a main sponsor on the automobile.
“We’re going to DAYTONA!” Daly wrote on Instagram.
“Actually excited to make an try and qualify for the #Daytona500 subsequent week!
“This will probably be an unlimited problem making an attempt to race our manner in with completely no observe however to have an opportunity to present it a strive is one thing I couldn’t flip down.”
In the mean time, there are six open entries who’re recognized to be trying the 500, which implies two will probably be going residence earlier than the race.
Seven-time NASCAR Cup Sequence champion Jimmie Johnson (Legacy Motor Membership) tops the record of drivers not locked in. Others embody Travis Pastrana (23XI Racing), Chandler Smith (Kaulig Racing), Zane Smith (Entrance Row Motorsports), and Austin Hill (Beard Motorsports).
Final yr, MBM Motorsports pair JJ Yeley and Timmy Hill did not make the lower into the Daytona 500 on qualifying tempo, having been outpaced by Noah Gragson and Jacques Villeneuve within the timed session regardless of beating them of their respective later duels.