Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Monday that they have signed Conor Dsly to drive for them on street and road courses for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season sharing the No.20 Chevrolet with team owner Ed Carpenter.
Daly joins the team with sponsorship from the US Air Force and speaking about the news he said:
“I am so thankful for the loyalty the U.S. Air Force has demonstrated along with the faith in me to get the job done. “This has been an incredible relationship to see grow and get stronger as we continue to add races to our program. I couldn’t be happier to be getting one more step closer to full time Indy car competition.
Daly who drove for several teams during the 2019 as part of a partial schedule went on to say:
“As an Indiana kid, it just feels right to be getting a chance with Ed Carpenter Racing. “This team has done such an incredible job over the years and I have a tremendous amount of respect for Ed and this group. I look forward to entering a season feeling fully prepared with simulator time and testing for the first time in several years.
Major Ross McKnight Head of Marketing and Events with the US Air Force Recruiting said:
The U.S. Air Force is fortunate to have some incredible partners and ambassadors for our brand and Conor is certainly one of them. “We are proud of the effort and appreciative of the supportive partners that have made the Air Force Indy car program so successful. The results and direct correlation between STEM principles, speed, teamwork, risk, and precision skill drive our continued investment, “We are excited for the 2020 season with Ed Carpenter Racing and Conor Daly.”
Team owner Ed Carpenter said:
“I am extremely proud and excited to welcome Conor Daly and the U.S. Air Force to Ed Carpenter Racing! I have seen Conor grow and mature over the course of his career and am confident that his best years are yet to come. “It is a huge honor to represent the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force and we hope to make them proud this season.”
The deal will also see Daly compete in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in May.