Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.20 U.S Air Force Chevrolet bounced back from an incident with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Oliver Askew to finish Sunday’s NTT IndyCar Series season-ending Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in 21st place and speaking following the action he said:
The U.S. Air Force crew did a fantastic job in the pits today. We jumped guys every time we stopped and put ourselves with a really strong group. We were having the best day we could have, but sadly another competitor took that away from us. I’m still very confused about what [Oliver] Askew was trying to do there on cold tires. This is a street circuit, it’s really hard to brake off-line and he had no hope of making that corner. When you force someone off the track, you’re not supposed to crash yourself at the same time! It’s a shame, but I am thankful my guys stuck with me this weekend. It was very challenging, but we had some pace at the end and were on the right strategy
It was a disappointing race for Rinus VeeKay who retired due to a mechanical issue.
How badly I wanted to finish this season on a high, for the fans, Ed Carpenter Racing, and myself! We were having an awesome race and were looking at a very likely Top 10 before a fuel pressure issue ended my race. It’s frustrating to end the season this way, but now we look forward to next season and more yeet!”