Chase Elliott has filed an entry to compete in the BC39. (Brendon Bauman Photo)
Chase Elliott has filed an entry to compete in the BC39. (Brendon Bauman Photo)

BC39 Field To Feature Chase Elliott & Conor Daly

INDIANAPOLIS — Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and NTT IndyCar Series veteran Conor Daly will compete in the third Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink on Aug. 18-19 at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Elliott will compete in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship event for the first time. He will drive the No. 9 entry fielded by Paul May Motorsports.

Eight-time Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge starter Daly raced in 2018 and ’19 in this event on the quarter-mile dirt track inside turn three of IMS. The event didn‘t take place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year Daly will drive the No. 47D entry fielded by Diaedge Racing.

Elliott, 25, earned his first Cup Series championship last season with Hendrick Motorsports. He is fifth in the Cup Series standings this season with two victories, qualifying him for the NASCAR Playoffs for all six seasons of his full-time Cup career.

The Georgia native made two USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget starts in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., finishing 14th and 18th. Elliott also raced in the prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals in January. He competed in his most recent midget event last week at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., where he failed to qualify for the feature.

Daly, 29, from Noblesville, Ind., is a two-time veteran of the Chili Bowl, racing in the indoor classic in Tulsa, Okla., in 2019 and 2020.

The BC39 honors late USAC champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson, who died on Aug. 7 from injuries suffered in a midget racing crash the previous day at the Belleville (Kan.) High Banks.

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