Conor Daly has left Ed Carpenter Racing the team confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.
The Indiana-native who drives the No.20 BitNile Chevrolet had his last race with the team in Detroit at the weekend.
Daly joined Ed Carpenter Racing for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season and has a best finish in 2023 of eighth place which came in last month’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
In a statement, Ed Carpenter said:
This is the most difficult decision I have made as a team owner because I respect Conor and know what he means to INDYCAR and its fans. Our team has not been performing at the level we are capable of this year, and despite making technical changes and investments in the offseason, 2023 has been extremely challenging. I have put a great deal of consideration into the current state of our team and realize it is my obligation to our employees, partners, and supporters to do whatever is necessary to elevate our team’s competitiveness. We sincerely wish Conor continued success and will cheer him on wherever he goes next.”
Although we’ve mutually decided that it’s in our best interests to take different paths, I’d like to thank ECR for the past three and a half seasons. “I’m grateful to everyone who has supported me – past, present and into the future. I look forward to taking on the next opportunities that await, and I want to thank the fans for being with me on this ride.”
It is unclear who will replace Daly alongside Rinus VeeKay however, ECR has confirmed the No.20 BitNile Chevrolet will remain a full-time entry.