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Conor Daly to race both IndyCar races in Detroit for injured driver James Hinchcliffe

Conor Daly will replace James Hinchcliffe for this weekend's doubleheader in Detroit.

Daly will drive the No. 5 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Belle Isle Raceway on Saturday and Sunday. Hinchcliffe has been hospitalized since suffering a life-threatening leg injury during a crash practicing for the Indianapolis 500 on May 18.

Hinchcliffe's recovery period is undetermined, and the team said Monday it will use a replacement driver until he returns.

Daly drove for Schmidt Peterson in the Indianapolis 500, but a mechanical issue caused his car to catch fire before the green flag and he didn't make a single lap.

He was also a last-minute replacement driver at Long Beach for Dale Coyne Racing and finished 17th.