#2 Conner Daly loses sponsorship.
Believe it or not, Conner Daly, who is an Xfinity Series driver looking to make a name for themselves in NASCAR, has now lost sponsor, Lily Diabetes over comments his dad made during a radio show interview in the 1980’s. The interview included a racial slur used by Daly’s father during a live interview in Indianapolis.
Lily Diabetes announced in a statement that”“Our sponsorship in Saturday’s race is intended to raise awareness of treatment options and resources for people living with diabetes. Unfortunately, the comments that surfaced this week by Derek Daly distract from this focus, so we have made the decision that Lilly Diabetes will no longer run the No. 6 at Road America this weekend.
The move comes only months after Daly being fired by AJ Foyt Enterprises earlier in the year. He was also eliminated from the reality show, The Amazing Race, which he competed on with fellow driver, Alexander Rossi. This weekend’s at Road America Speedway in Wisconsin is supposed to be his Daly’s first NASCAR race, but one has to wonder if their isn’t a dark cloud handing over his debut now.