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Daly continues with ECR for 2021 road and street course IndyCar events

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Conor Daly will continue for a second year as the road and street course driver of the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing machine during the 2021 IndyCar season. Daly will also again race the squad's third car in U.S. Air Force livery in the Indianapolis 500, while team owner Carpenter will take the wheel of the #20 car for the other three oval events. Carpenter told Autosport earlier this month that his priority was to retain Daly for 2021, rather than signing a Formula 1 exile, like Kevin Magnussen or Romain Grosjean. During 2020, Daly contested the non-Indy 500 oval events for Carlin and scored his best result of the year in the season-opening Texas race with a sixth place finish, while he qualified on pole for the first Iowa contest. His best result for ECR was 12th and he finished 17th in the final standings. "It feels incredible to have another year together with the U.S. Air Force and Ed Carpenter Racing," stated..

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Long Beach IndyCar round moves from April to 2021 finale, due to COVID-19

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email IndyCar's 2021 Long Beach round has been moved to become the category's season finale due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from IndyCar have announced. The move from the event's traditional April date creates a three-race west coast swing to conclude the IndyCar season, beginning at Portland International on 12 September, followed by Laguna Seca the next weekend, and concluding on the streets of Long Beach on 26 September. The Long Beach event was originally due to be the third round on the 2021 schedule, and was planned for 18 April. "It is important to have Long Beach rescheduled to continue the history and tradition for one of the series' hallmark events in one of the nation's premier media markets," Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles said. "Further, it's a tremendous opportunity to wrap up the season with three straight iconic venues for what we believe wil..

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AJ Foyt Racing signs Dalton Kellett to second IndyCar seat

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Dalton Kellett will contest the full IndyCar schedule with A.J. Foyt Racing next season, after completing a partial campaign with the team in 2020. The 27-year-old Indy Lights graduate made eight appearances in Foyt's #14 entry, which he shared with Sebastien Bourdais and Tony Kanaan. Kellett scored six podium finishes in his four years of Indy Lights but suffered with testing being non-existent during the COVID-impacted season, which restricted his on-track time to race weekends. The Canadian was never able to finish higher than 20th as he grappled with an unfamiliar car. He also entered the Indianapolis 500 in a third Foyt entry, but crashed out on lap 82 and was classified 31st. He will partner Bourdais full-time next season, replacing Charlie Kimball in the #4 machine. Team president Larry Foyt said: "We are very happy to have Dalton back with the team and more importantly that he will be driving full-tim..

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