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Daly Impressed With Austin, Texas US GP Organization

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Austin, Dec. 24, 2010: Reigning Star Mazda champion, Conor Daly, was highly impressed after spending two days in Austin, TX, recently where he met with Tavo Helmund and key members of his organization. " Tavo invited me to Austin to meet his team and I can only describe it as high speed and hectic", said Daly. "I met with Tavo, one of his investors, Bobby Epstein and Bruce Knox, President & CEO, who represents investor, Red McCombs. Tavo has a strong team of businessmen around him and he is absolutely flat out and focused on creating the new F1 venue. I was highly impressed. Although the construction has not started yet, after meeting with the group, I would not doubt their ability to do what they say".

Daly also met with John Maher of The American Statesman newspaper, and was surprised to learn that the locals have developed a great appetite for racing news since the announcement.

"Because this business is so relationship driven, I am trying to meet as many people as possible as we work on developing my career moves in the coming years", said Daly. "If I become the very best driver I can be, and America has great Indy Car & F1 facilities, then maybe we can all help each other eventually".

Daly, who set just about all of the Star Mazda records during the 2010 season while winning the championship, hopes to be able to announce his 2011 season plans sometime in January.