Conor Daly. (Penske Entertainment/Paul Hurley)

Daly Teams With Niece For Mid-Ohio Truck Race

SALISBURY, N.C. — Conor Daly will compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 8 with Niece Motorsports.

Daly will team up with Niece for this third start in the series, piloting the No. 41 WWEX Racing Unishippers Chevrolet Silverado.

“I can’t wait to work with everyone at Niece Motorsports again,” said Daly. “Even though we’ve only done a few races together, it feels like I’m part of their family. I have a lot of respect for Al Niece and the supportive partners of the team like Unishippers and Worldwide Express. It means a lot to get to represent for them as well as Chevrolet.

“Mid-Ohio is one of my favorite tracks and with the experience I have there I think it will be really beneficial in getting me up to speed quickly.”

Daly has seven NTT IndyCar Series starts at the Ohio road course, leading 22 laps and completing all but two laps. His best finish at the track came in 2016 with a sixth-place result. In addition, the Indiana native has five top-15 finishes in those seven starts.

“We’ve enjoyed working with Conor in the past and are excited to have him join our team again this season,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw. “Conor’s experience on road courses, especially at Mid-Ohio, should be a big benefit for him this weekend. We’re looking forward to getting on track with the Unishippers Chevrolet.”

Daly will be sponsored by Unishippers, along with its sister brands of Worldwide Express and GlobalTranz.

“We’re excited to have Conor take the helm of the No. 41 this season,” said Alissa Cherry, VP of Brand and Content Marketing for Worldwide Express. “He is a multi-faceted, well-regarded driver, and we’re so pleased to have him as a steward of our Unishippers brand.”

Daly, who raced in the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway this season, also has two NASCAR Cup Series starts at road courses. He raced at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas earlier this season and at the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course in 2022.

In addition to his multiple Cup Series starts, Daly competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America (Wis.) in 2018. In Truck Series competition, Daly has two starts, both at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Between those two starts, Daly has a best finish of 18th.