Conor Daly will race full-time in IndyCar for Ed Carpenter Racing this yr after the group landed a brand new sponsorship take care of a cryptocurrency mining firm.
Daly contested the total IndyCar season in 2021 however divided his duties between the Carpenter squad and Carlin, contesting the oval occasions for the latter.
Carpenter has introduced a “multi-year” take care of BitNile which can see Daly drive their quantity 20 automotive in all 17 races of this yr’s championship, which begins at St Petersburg subsequent month.
Daly positioned 18th within the championship final yr. The group subsequently introduced it had misplaced the backing of the US Air Pressure which sponsored Daly’s automotive in 2021.
This yr would be the first time Daly has contested each spherical of the IndyCar sequence for a similar group since his 2017 stint at Foyt. “Being chosen to characterize BitNile is certainly probably the most vital alternatives of my profession,” he mentioned.
“That is an unbelievable partnership that we look ahead to having the ability to strengthen and develop as we go after race wins collectively.”
In addition to being the first sponsor of Daly’s automotive, BitNile might be an affiliate sponsor of the quantity 21 Carpenter entry pushed by Rinus VeeKay. Carpenter ran sponsorship from cryptocurrency, Bitcon, on VeeKay’s automotive on the Indianapolis 500 final yr.
Crew proprietor Ed Carpenter will drive a 3rd automotive for the group at this yr’s Indy 500. He’s weighing up whether or not to take part within the 4 different oval races on the schedule, that are at Texas, Gateway and a double-header at Iowa.