Daly new ECR driver

Conor Daly will be racing for Ed Carpenter Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series 2020.

He will be doing the 12 rounds on road- and street courses, plus the Indianapolis 500, where he will pilot the team’s third entry.

He will have to hand over the regular car to team owner Ed Carpenter on the ovals, who loves doing oval races, but doesn’t fancy the twisty tracks and therefore hires another driver for those.

Daly will bring his U.S. Air Force deal with him, which he debuted at Indy 500 in 2019, racing in the 6th entry at Andretti Autosport.

But he will be racing two different car numbers, since #20 is the full season number for the team, while his car number for Indy 500 hasn’t been decided yet.

Conor Daly, Indy 500 2019
Photo: Indycar.com / Joe Skibinski

Daly has had 50 race starts so far, but split into 6 seasons, with just two being full seasons. He has ended up as a bit of a super-sub, who every team called when they needed some of the primary drivers to be replaced due to injury, running out of money, or a sudden change of plans. Just like when Marcus Ericsson got a late call for Formula 1 duties at the Portland event. He also replaced Max Chilton at Carlin, when the Brit didn’t want to drive on ovals anymore in 2019.

Conor Daly has been skipping and jumping a bit between Honda and Chevrolet in 2019, but 2020 will be an all-Chevy year at Ed Carpenter Racing.

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series starts on 15 March in Petersburg, Florida.

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