PORTLAND, Ore. — Rookie NTT IndyCar Series driver Marcus Ericsson will not compete in this weekend’s Grand Prix of Portland for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Ericsson, who has driven the No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda throughtout the season, will be replaced by Conor Daly for this event.
A reserve driver for Alfa Romeo Racing in Formula One, Ericsson has been called by the team to be on hand for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Belgium.
“Following a request from Alfa Romeo Racing for Marcus Ericsson to be on the ground at this weekend’s Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has granted Marcus a release from his driving duties for the NTT IndyCar Series race weekend in Portland. Conor Daly will pilot the No. 7 Arrow SPM Honda at this weekend’s Grand Prix of Portland,” the team said in a statement.
Daly has made five starts in the series this year for Andretti Autosport and Carlin, earning a best finish of sixth last weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway for Carlin.