Ed Carpenter Racing revealed Conor Daly’s No.47 U.S Air Force Chevrolet that the Noblesville, Indiana native will compete with in next month’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge which takes place on Sunday May 30.
Speaking about the livery that commemorates the Tuskegee Airmen, Ed Carpenter, team owner and driver Ed Carpenter said:
I am continually honored and humbled that Ed Carpenter Racing is able to represent the U.S. Air Force and assist in the mission of recruiting our next generation of Airmen. “While looking to the future, we also recognize the importance of paying tribute to the history of the U.S. Air Force during Memorial Day weekend. This year, we celebrate the Tuskegee Airmen, trailblazers from World War II. The design of Conor Daly’s No. 47 Chevrolet for the Indianapolis 500 draws inspiration from their aircraft, nicknamed Red Tails.
Ed Carpenter Racing tweeted:
The No. 47 @usafrecruiting Chevrolet’s design is inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen’s P-51 Mustang used during World War II.
— Ed Carpenter Racing (@ECRIndy) April 20, 2021