Helio Castroneves drives during a practice run for the IndyCar race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday, April 17, 2015 in Long Beach, Calif. LONG BEACH, Calif. – Old guys ruled Saturday in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. A young one did, too.Buried in the hoopla of Helio Castroneves breaking a nine-year-old track record and similarly aging Juan Pablo Montoya joining him on the front row was Conor Daly, the kid with the big chance.Daly, 23, has been the frustrated Indianapolis driver waiting for an opportunity in his home series. It came Saturday in unlikely form.Buttering a bagel at breakfast, Daly took a call from team owner Dale Coyne. Daly quickly answered and then couldn’t move fast enough toward the paddock. A seat in Coyne’s No. 18 car was waiting after Rocky Moran Jr. revealed a broken thumb ended his weekend.As for the bagel, Daly handed it to Dario Franchitti sitting at the next table.“I’ve gotta go,” Daly told Franchitti. “I’ve got a ride.”IndyCar Notebook: Honda at center of final Indy 500 prepCoyne’s call came 45 minutes prior to the start of morning practice, but Daly was as ready as he could be, having brought a helmet and uniform to the West Coast. He borrowed a seat from Marco Andretti, jumped in the Honda and got up to speed within a couple of laps.Daly will start 21st in Sunday’s 23-car field, hoping to learn enough and make an impression to keep going. IndyCar races next week at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., as the march toward Indianapolis Motor Speedway builds. Daly knows all about May.His father, Derek, a former Formula One and CART driver, competed in six 500s in the 1980s. Stepfather Doug Boles has been IMS president the past two years.“I can’t even think that far ahead right now,” Daly said. “I just need to do the best job possible for this team today.”Daly raced in the 2013 500 for A.J. Foyt Racing — he finished 22nd — and tested with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports earlier this year. But that’s it for his IndyCar experience. That’s why he’ll roll with what Sunday’s race presents and go from there afterward.Moran, also a son of a 500 veteran, broke his thumb late in Friday’s practice session contact with Carlos Munoz. Moran obviously didn’t see Munoz approaching Turn 1 on the inside, and the injury came when the steering wheel snapped.Daly was scheduled to drive VIPs around the track in one of the Indy Racing Experience’s two-seat cars. Sarah Fisher took his place.Daly even got better sleeping quarters, from sharing a room with his dad to getting his own room courtesy of Coyne’s team.“I’m back in the world,” he joked. “I’m a real human being again.”Castroneves broke the track record long held by Sebastien Bourdais in one of the final Champ Car seasons. Actually, Tony Kanaan bettered Bourdais’ mark in Saturday’s first qualifying group, but Castroneves eclipsed it in the Fast Six round with a lap of 1 minute, 6.6294 seconds.Castroneves turns 40 next month; Montoya reaches that mark in September. Together they give Team Penske a good chance to win for the second time in three races this season.Not smiling was Will Power, who hadn’t yet turned his fastest qualifying lap when rookie Stefano Coletti crashed to end the first round. Power will start 18th. He blamed himself.“The car bobbled a little bit, and I backed off,” Power said of the lap prior to Coletti’s incident. “I probably should have kept going.”The reigning series champion and two-time race winner knows he’ll have considerable work to do in Sunday’s race to have a respectable finish.“It’s our only chance to make something of it,” he said.Power enters the race 14 points out of the series lead, third overall behind Montoya and Castroneves, the old guys.Follow Star reporter Curt Cavin on Twitter: @curtcavin.