Karam, Daly tabbed by Carlin for this weekend's Iowa 300

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Sage Karam and Conor Daly will be Carlin’s drivers when the NTT IndyCar Series resumes action this weekend at Iowa Speedway.

Karam drove for Carlin at last weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, a street circuit race at Exhibition Place. It was Karam’s first race with the team, and he finished 21st.

"We were very impressed with Sage's steady progression throughout the Toronto race weekend and his willingness to learn and adapt," team principal Trevor Carlin said. "The fact that he hadn't been on a street course since 2015 and was still able to come right out of the gate confident and constantly improving every session was extremely impressive."

Karam will again drive the No. 31 SmartStop Self Storage Chevrolet.

Daly finished 11th for Carlin iin last month’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. At Iowa, he will drive the team's No. 23 Gallagher Chevrolet.

This will be Karam’s second IndyCar race of the season, Daly’s third. Daly finished 10th in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge for Andretti Autosport.

Both drivers have Iowa experience in an Indy car. Karam finished third in his only series race on the short oval; he was driving for Chip Ganassi Racing in that 2015 event. In all races at Iowa, Karam has made five starts across various series dating to 2010, never finishing outside the top three. He won races there in USF2000, Indy Pro 2000 (twice) and Indy Lights.

Daly raced at Iowa in 2016 for Dale Coyne Racing (finishing 21st) and in 2017 for A.J. Foyt Racing (finishing 19th).

Practice for the Iowa 300 begins Friday at 11 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network. Qualifying is later that day at 2:15 p.m. ET, with the 300-lap race Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network and SiriusXM Radio Channel 209. 

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