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Conor Daly Joining Ed Carpenter Racing on IndyCar Road, Street Courses

Conor Daly has joined Ed Carpenter Racing on road and street courses in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Monday (Dec. 9).

Daly will run the No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet, while owner Ed Carpenter will pilot the ovals.

In addition, Daly will enter the Indianapolis 500 in a third team vehicle.

“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,” Daly said in a team release. “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 IndyCar competition.

“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.”

Daly competed part time in the series for the past two years. He has one podium, a second place at the Raceway at Belle Isle in 2016. In seven races last year, Daly had his season-best finish of sixth at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

Rinus Veekay will complete ECR’s 2020 lineup in the No. 21 car.

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season begins on March 15, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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