INDIANAPOLIS — Conor Daly has had a de facto full-time ride the last two years in the NTT IndyCar Series. Daly, who drivers for Ed Carpenter Racing, would run the oval tracks with Carlin Racing and the road/street courses with ECR.
Daly will now be exclusively driving for ECR in the 2022 season, securing a full-time ride in the No. 20 in a deal with BitNile Holdings, Inc. as the primary season sponsor.
“Being chosen to represent BitNile is without a doubt one of the most important opportunities of my career,” Daly said in a press release. “This is an incredible partnership that we look forward to being able to strengthen and grow as we go after race wins together!”
Daly, who is from Noblesville and the step-son of Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles, has not been a full-time driver with one team since his time with AJ Foyt Enterprises in 2017.
“To be able to come back to Ed Carpenter Racing for the full season is incredible,” Daly said. “I haven’t had the chance to be with one team for the entire year since 2017, so this is something I am very, very thankful for.”
Daly is joined by teammate Rinus Veekay in the ECR stable. Veekay drive’s the No. 21 car for the team.
Team owner Ed Carpenter still plans to drive part-time while running the show. He plans to drive the four oval races on the 2022 schedule, which includes the Indianapolis 500, the two races at Iowa Speedway, and the lone event at World Wide Technology Raceway outside St. Louis.
The 2022 NTT IndyCar Series opens with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Feb. 27.
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