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Carpenter To Race With The No.33 On Ovals Starting In Texas

Ed Carpenter Racing team owner, Ed Carpenter will compete in the oval events during the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season oval races driving the No.33 Chevrolet starting with the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway on March 20.

Carpenter has three pole positions for the Indianapolis 500 and also compete in the Iowa doubleheader at Iowa Speedway on July 23 250 and the Hy-Vee Salute To Farmers 300.

Carpenter will also compete in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on August 20.

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We Really Showed The Progress We Made

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay in the No.21 SONAX Chevrolet says that the Team’s performance in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding on the streets of St Petersburg shows the progress the team made over the off-season.

VeeKay started the race from fourth place and came home in sixth.

Taking to Twitter following the race he said:

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I Am Very Happy With Qualifying P4

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay had a fantastic qualifying for Sunday’s 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding.

The Dutch driver rolls off P4 on Sunday and speaking following the action he said:

“I am very happy with qualifying, P4! First ever Firestone Fast 6 experience, very proud of the team. They gave me a great car! We had an amazing off-season to use as a base for this weekend. On to a great result tomorrow!”

Conor Daly had a disappointing session and starts the race from 20th place and speaking following the action he said:

Our teammate Rinus [VeeKay] did a great job. I could not quite find the grip that I needed. The team has given me a great car, the work they put in over the winter is really obvious. The car feels better than last year and I feel better as a driver. Not what we wanted out of qualifying for sure, but there’s a lot of positives over all. We’re going to go get after it tomorrow, the race is what matters!

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Earnity Joins Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Thursday that they have entered into a partnership with EARNITY, THE WORLD’S FIRST COMMUNITY-BASED CRYPTO PLATFORM AND MARKETPLACE.

Earnity CEO Dan Schatt commented on the news saying:

“We believe managing crypto should be simple. “That’s why, at Earnity, we’ve combined an easy-to-use platform with a safe, trusting community to help people make sense of the future of finance. We are excited to join Ed Carpenter Racing and BitNile for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season and to be on Conor Daly’s team. Both Ed Carpenter Racing and Daly are passionate about Bitcoin and the future of crypto products. I am confident that through these partnerships, we will be closer to our goal of onboarding the next 900 million people to crypto.”

Earnity joins BitNile on the No.20 Chevrolet driven by Conor Daly this season and speaking about the news Earnity Executive Chairman Milton ‘Todd’ Ault commented saying:

“Earnity is an exciting investment for BitNile as it brings an integrated social crypto experience to individuals worldwide, in an easy, intuitive way. “We are excited that Earnity will join us in this INDYCAR marketing program with Ed Carpenter Racing. Much of the world is still missing out on all the opportunities in crypto and DeFi because these new technologies are still cumbersome to use. Earnity makes it easy for everyone to get involved with crypto.” 

Conor Daly who is entering his third season with ECR and his first full-time with the team commented on today’s announcement saying:

“Crypto is a personal passion of mine, so working with Earnity has been fun and natural. “The platform is very user friendly, so creating my collections has been quick and easy. I can’t wait to see what this year brings – both on the track and in crypto!”

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Ed Carpenter Racing Duo Ready For St Pete

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly and Rinus VeeKay are excited about the opening race of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season in St Petersburg this weekend with the Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Conor Daly said:

St. Petersburg marks the start of an incredible new partnership and a new adventure with BitNile and our friends at Earnity and TurnOnGreen. Having had a nice test at Sebring last week, I feel very, very excited about it. St. Pete is one of the best possible places to start off the season! I know Ed Carpenter Racing has been working hard over the offseason to show up competitive. I can’t wait!

Rinus VeeKay commented on the upcoming race saying:

I am very excited to go to St. Petersburg again and begin my third season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES! I am just so happy to start driving again, get back in the rhythm and show how much Ed Carpenter Racing has improved over the offseason. We had a great Sebring test, we have made some really good changes for this year.

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Daly And VeeKay Have High Hopes For Ed Carpenter Racing In 2022

Ed Carpenter Racing will field both Conor Daly and Rinus VeeKay full-time in the NTT IndyCar Series for the 2022 season which gets underway with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in less than three weeks time.

VeeKay, who had a breakthrough season last year, scoring his maiden IndyCar victory at the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis is back for his third season with the team and will be hoping to continue this momentum into the new season.

Daly who was recently confirmed as VeeKay’s full-time team-mate following spells with Carlin over the past two years will be hoping that the continuity of working with the team at ECR will assist him this season.

As for what team owner Ed Carpenter will do this year, it remains unclear, the American has said that he will confirm his plans for this season at a later date but Paddock Eye understands that he plans to compete in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in May.

The Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg takes place from February 25-27.

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I Am Super Confident For This Season

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly, driver of the No.20 BitNile Chevrolet says that he is super confident heading into the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season. The Indiana native has signed a multi-year contract to race full-time with ECR.

Speaking during media day in answer to a question from Paddock Eye, Daly said that he is looking forward to a time in the season when his engineer says let’s test in Texas and they can actually do that as a team.

Daly has spent the last few seasons between Ed Carpenter Racing and Carlin so now he can focus purely on developing the car with ECR.

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Daly Joins Ed Carpenter Racing Full-Time In 2022

Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Friday morning that Conor Daly has been elevated to a full-time drive with the team for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, driving the No.20 BitNile Chevrolet alongside Rinus VeeKay who returns to the No.21 SONAX Chevrolet.

Speaking about the news, Daly said:

“Being chosen to represent BitNile is without a doubt one of the most important opportunities of my career. This is an incredible partnership that we look forward to being able to strengthen and grow as we go after race wins together! “To be able to come back to Ed Carpenter Racing for the full season is incredible. 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. I have a lot of faith in ECR and each year we continue to get better together. I couldn’t be more excited to get on track in the BitNile Chevrolet!

BitNile Founder and Executive Chairman, Milton “Todd” Ault, III, has spent his entire career investing in undervalued assets and disruptive technologies. He believes joining in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Ed Carpenter Racing will yield similar rewards.

“I’ve been a fan of Indy car racing for a long time, and we are proud to have the opportunity to team up with Ed Carpenter Racing. It’s a natural fit for BitNile to join an Indiana business like Ed’s as we have a number of investments in the Midwest, including our mining facilities,” stated Mr. Ault. “BitNile operates with a ‘Risk On’ philosophy where risk is an integral element if you want to win. Conor Daly and ECR share that mindset, making us in perfect alignment.”

Ed Carpenter Racing may confirm a third car for the oval races for team owner Ed Carpenter at a later date.

The 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg gets underway from February 25-27.

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Aitken To Test For ECR On Monday

Williams Racing reserve driver Jack Aitken will make his NTT IndyCar Series debut on Monday as the Englishman will test for Ed Carpenter Racing at Sebring International Raceway.

Aitken explained that the opportunity to test for the team came after he met team owner Ed Carpenter a couple of months ago.

Aitken went on to say that he hopes that the test will lead to a potential race seat with the team in the NTT IndyCar Series.

Ed Carpenter Racing have one seat available with the street and road course seat alongside Carpenter yet to be resolved however, Paddock Eye understands that Aitken’s test is purely an evaluation test.