Ed Carpenter Racing heading into the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season with a brand new driver pairing following a busy off season period for the Indianapolis based outfit.
Conor Daly has joined the team for all of the road and street course events starting with this weekend’s season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg and the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 24.
The Indiana native have brought the US Air Force with him to ECR for 2020 and speaking ahead of the start of the season he said:
“I have always loved St. Pete, it is such a great event to kick off the season! I was able to win in Indy Pro 2000 back in 2010, which was my first time racing on the INDYCAR stage. I led laps there in 2016 as an NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie as well, so this race has always meant a lot to me. I am more than ready to get down to work with Ed Carpenter Racing! The U.S. Air Force machine looks absolutely incredible and it is fantastic to get to debut it in the first race of the year. I’m just very excited to get the 2020 season going!”
Rinus Veekay makes his eagerly anticipated NTT IndyCar Series race debut this weekend in St Petersburg in the No.21 Sonax/Autogeek.com Chevrolet having joined the team during the off season.
Speaking ahead of the new season the Dutch driver said:
I’m super excited for St. Pete! I have trouble going to sleep at night because I know it’s race week! I am counting down the seconds. I’m finally going to be an NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver! I feel the preparation the team has given me is some of the best among all drivers, especially the rookies, heading into the season. I have had many tests, learned a lot already and now I’m ready to race at the front of the field!”