Derek Daly

Noblesville IN

As a racer, Derek parlayed the 1975-76 Formula Ford championships into the ignoble life of living in a school bus for a year … The year after that, 1977, he was the British F-3 champion and in that era, the title landed him a Formula One drive … he made 49 starts in F-1 and six in the Indy 500 … in sports car racing, he was a two-time winner in the 12 Hours of Sebring … Derek’s largest presence in racing has happened since he retired, and because he was such a good driver … He’s been a racing-on-TV commentator for ESPN, Fox, Speed, NBC, etc., and has been amply awarded for the quality of his efforts in explaining this complicated business to the proletariat … In 1996 he opened the Derek Daly Performance Driving Academy at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, an effort which earned it “best of” awards from both Motor Trend and Automobile magazines … His MotorVation company merged racing’s necessities with those of the business world to improve one’s performance in the latter .. He’s also written a book on racing and been the force behind a video game.

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