Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Wednesday that 2023 INDY NXT presented by Firestone champion Christian Rasmussen has joined the team to compete in road and street course events in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2024, driving the No.20 Chevrolet.
The team has also confirmed that the Danish driver will compete in the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge next May on a third ECR entry.
Speaking following the news, Rasmussen said:
I am very excited to join Ed Carpenter Racing for the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season! “It is a dream come true and something I’ve been working towards for a long time now. I want to thank Ed Carpenter and Tim Broyles for the opportunity and I’m ready to get to work and show everyone what we can do!
Rasmussen joins Rinus VeeKay at the team and will share the No.20 Chevrolet with team owner Ed Carpenter who will continue to compete in the oval races in the No.20 Chevrolet.
Speaking about the news, Carpenter said:
Christian is a driver that has really stood out during his climb through the Road to Indy program and he showed his ability to be a real closer in the second half of his INDY NXT championship run.”
He did an excellent job when we tested him at Barber Motorsports Park last month and showed that he is fully ready to take the next step into the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. We are excited to add him to our lineup and we are anticipating a successful 2024 season!
ECR President Tim Broyles stated:
“Christian is someone we have had our eye on for quite a while. He has proven that he is qualified to be a part of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and we are pleased that Ed Carpenter Racing is able to provide him with this well-deserved opportunity.”
The 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season gets underway on March 10 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding.