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Conor Daly interested in NASCAR

Conor Daly's goals, ambitions and dreams all lie within the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock. But if his hopes of staying in the series in 2018 and beyond fail, the Hoosier could end up in a NASCAR garage area.

Speaking with RACER's Marshall Pruett on the "Marshall Pruett Podcast", Daly expressed interest in gaining NASCAR experience should his search for an INDYCAR ride for 2018 and beyond fail.

"I'd love to try and do NASCAR stuff," Daly said. "I've been trying to talk to XFINITY teams about the road course races. I think that would be very entertaining. I think it would be a great idea.

"I obviously love my INDYCAR family. But if there's no possibilities there and there seems to be some chances to be had in the NASCAR world, then I'm certainly going to take it. Because I want to drive anything that I can."

Despite his experience and acumen, a lack of funding has left Daly rideless with the season-opening March 11 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg just two months away.

With his Indy car hopes fading, Daly has begun exploring his options - which could include NASCAR or sports cars.

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