Confirming reports of late Tuesday, A.J. Foyt Racing has announced that Conor Daly will make his IndyCar debut in its Dallara in the multi-team test at Sebring next week.
American Daly, son of Indy car and F1 racer Derek Daly, has spent the last two years competing in the GP3 series, finishing 17th in the standings in 2011 and sixth this season. He also took part in the Formula Renault 3.5 testing session at Barcelona in October.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to drive an Indycar for the first time with A.J. Foyt Racing," Daly said. "I've grown up at the Indy 500 and have always dreamed of getting in an Indy car someday.
"I will do the best job I can to get to know the team and complete all the things they've got planned for the test. I can't thank Larry [Foyt, team manager] enough for organizing this and taking an interest in my future."
Daly, 20, has won U.S. open-wheel championships in the Star Mazda and Skip Barber series. Team boss Larry Foyt suggested the test could lead to more for Daly if he performs strongly.
"Conor Daly is one of the exciting up-and-coming drivers in open-wheel racing today," said Foyt. "I had spoken to Conor at the F1 race in Austin and I was impressed. I thought this test was a perfect opportunity to see how he works with our team.
"Depending on how it goes, we may be able to do something with him in the future."
Foyt's team has been looking for a new driver since its 2011 driver Mike Conway stepped out of the car prior to the season finale in Fontana, saying he was no longer interested in competing on ovals.