The No. 20 Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing will continue to be a full-time entry on the NTT IndyCar circuit, just with a different driver.
On Wednesday Ed Carpenter Racing announced that it had reached a mutual agreement with driver Conor Daly to end their relationship immediatley.
Team owner Ed Carpenter stated, “This is the most difficult decision I have made as a team owner because I respect Conor and know what he means to INDYCAR and its fans. Our team has not been performing at the level we are capable of this year, and despite making technical changes and investments in the offseason, 2023 has been extremely challenging. I have put a great deal of consideration into the current state of our team and realize it is my obligation to our employees, partners, and supporters to do whatever is necessary to elevate our team’s competitiveness. We sincerely wish Conor continued success and will cheer him on wherever he goes next.”
Daly had driven for Ed Carpenter Racing dating back to the 2020 season.
“Although we’ve mutually decided that it’s in our best interests to take different paths, I’d like to thank ECR for the past three and a half seasons,” said Daly. “I’m grateful to everyone who has supported me – past, present and into the future. I look forward to taking on the next opportunities that await, and I want to thank the fans for being with me on this ride.”
The No. 21 Chevrolet will continue to be driven by Reenus VeeKay while the ovals only No. 33 entry also is unaffected. Ed Carpenter Racing will release details of their driver for the upcoming Road America event at a later time.