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Chilton and Carlin to miss Indy GP

Carlin regretfully announces that the team and Max Chilton will miss this weekend’s GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Chilton will be forced to skip this weekend’s event due to a travel issue. The team, who have arrived at IMS, will use the time to further prepare for this month’s 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Our sincere thanks to INDYCAR for their efforts to assist us with this situation.

Carlin’s two-car Indy Lights team will take to the track as planned.

Daly joins Carlin for Texas Motor Speedway

Conor Daly will re-join Carlin’s NTT INDYCAR Chevrolet entry for this weekend’s running of the Genesys 300 and Xpel 375 at the Texas Motor Speedway.  The 29-year-old Indiana native shares driving duties of the #59 car for the third consecutive season in Texas, before Max Chilton returns for the GMR Grand Prix in mid-May.  
Daly enjoyed several highlights with the team last season, including a career first P1 Award after claiming pole in the first race of last year’s double-header at the Iowa Speedway.  A third-place grid slot for the second race of the weekend confirmed the team’s pace on the Iowa short oval.  Daly also enjoyed a strong result at the Texas Motor Speedway last season, claiming sixth at the chequered flag. 
Speaking about his return to the Anglo-American team, Daly said, “Obviously, I’m very excited and thankful to be back with Carlin for this weekend.  It’s a package with which we’ve accomplished a lot together in a short amount of time and I’m excited to get back to work with the guys.  I appreciate the opportunity and thank Chily and Trevor for the support and entrusting me with the car once again and also Power Plus! for joining me this weekend.”
Team owner Grahame ‘Chily’ Chilton added, “We’re very pleased to have Conor back with the team, we’ve enjoyed some successful races together in the past and we’re aiming to continue where we left off with our oval form.”
Daly will race with the backing of personal sponsor Power Plus! this weekend,
taking to the track on Saturday for the Genesys 300 followed by the Xpel 375 on Sunday.

Carlin partner with Match Fit Pass in NTT INDYCAR Series

Carlin is proud to announce Match Fit Pass as a new partner to the team for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR season.  Match Fit Pass is a secure ticketing and tracing solution, designed using bespoke AI software to verify fan identity.  The Match Fit Pass logo will appear on the #59 Carlin Chevrolet entry and on the race suits of the team’s driver Max Chilton.
Match Fit Pass technology allows event organisers to efficiently track and control fan attendance with a uniquely secure technology.  As a secure, encrypted track and trace solution, all tickets are scanned and verified on entry, using the Match Fit Pass scanners which cross reference individually issued QR codes with Denso Wave’s Face Authentication.  This unique, secure element differentiates Match Fit Pass from other track and trace systems, providing a low risk of personal information leakage and event organisers with fast and secure authentication. Match Fit Pass technology can also be used in “Fit to Fly” travel certificates, vaccine supply chains and immunisation processes. 
Speaking about the new partnership, team owner Grahame Chilton said, “We’re incredibly proud to be associated with Match Fit Pass and such a unique and relevant technology.  The world has collectively been through such unprecedented and challenging times, any technology that allows us to return to a semblance of normality; to enjoy sporting, music and large-scale events together is a wonderful thing. 
“As a team we’re excited to work alongside Match Fit Pass not only in giving additional exposure to this growing brand but also as part of the dynamic and fan-friendly NTT INDYCAR Series, we appreciate the difference that fan attendance and atmosphere makes to events across the globe.”
The Match Fit Pass logo will appear on the aeroscreen of the #59 Carlin Chevrolet and the race suits of Max Chilton and the team’s short oval driver.  The 2021 NTT INDYCAR season will get underway at Barber Motorsports Park from 17th – 18th April. 


The NTT INDYCAR SERIES held Race #1 of the Iowa INDYCAR 250S doubleheader race weekend in addition to qualifying for both Race #1 and Race #2 and an earlier practice session today at Iowa Speedway. 
Iowa INDYCAR 250S – Race #1 Results 
P1          No. 22 Pagenaud, Chevrolet
P2          No. 9 Dixon, Honda
P3          No. 7 Askew, Chevrolet
P8          No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet (Conor Daly)

Qualifying – Race #1 Results 
P1          No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet (Conor Daly) – 175.188 mph
P2          No. 1 Newgarden, Chevrolet – 175.107 mph
P3          No. 12 Power, Chevrolet – 174.807 mph

Qualifying – Race #2 Results 
P1          No. 1 Newgarden, Chevrolet – 175.333 mph
P2          No. 12 Power, Chevrolet – 175.024 mph
P3          No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet (Conor Daly) – 174.960 mph

Practice Results 
P1          No. 88 Herta, Honda – 171.990 mph
P2          No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet (Conor Daly) – 171.488 mph
P3          No. 12 Power, Chevrolet – 171.092 mph

Conor Daly, No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet – “It was definitely a rollercoaster of a day for us. Obviously we were so excited to win the pole for tonight’s race in the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet. That’s just such a major accomplishment for myself and this team. We’ve all been working so hard and the guys gave me a great car to qualify, so I was pretty excited that I was able to get that pole. We started the race tonight okay, but just really struggled with keeping the rear underneath me and trying to figure it out as we went. It was just tough and we just didn’t have the pace that we needed. The yellow really killed us. Some people just got so lucky with that, but unfortunately it didn’t fall our way. We chose to extend the last stint and make the tires last, but it was really tough driving absolutely to the limit on older tires and trying to hold people off there at the end. It was a tough end to the day, but it was seriously awesome to get the first INDYCAR pole for both Carlin and myself and I’m looking forward to tomorrow night’s race where we’ll start up front again in third.”


  • Daly and the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet claimed the pole for Race #1 and will start third in tomorrow night’s Race #2. 
  • This pole is both Carlin and Daly’s first pole in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. 
  • The NTT INDYCAR SERIES introduced a new qualifying format for this weekend’s doubleheader at Iowa Speedway. Each driver ran two green-flag laps and the field for Race #1 was set by the speed of the first lap and the field for Race #2 was set by the speed of the second lap. 
  • Daly spent a majority of the second half of today’s practice session in P1 and only moved down a spot to P2 with six minutes to go in the session when Herta came out on new tires. 
Conor Daly in the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet leads the field into Turn 1 at Iowa Speedway after starting on pole for Friday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race #1 (Photo Courtesy of Carlin)

Carlin Welcomes New Partner XCDS for 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Season

The Carlin INDYCAR team is proud to announce XCDS International (eXtended Collaboration Document Systems), an innovative international software vendor focused on powerful office solutions development and integration, will be featured as a partner on the No. 59 Carlin Chevrolet for the remainder of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. XCDS made their debut as a Carlin partner on the No. 59 Carlin Chevrolet at the delayed season opener at Texas Motor Speedway where the team restarted the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with a strong sixth-place finish.
“We’re delighted to welcome XCDS on board for the 2020 season,” said Team Principal Trevor Carlin speaking about the new relationship. “The season so far has been one of unimaginable events with racing only just getting underway this weekend, almost three months after we first arrived in St. Pete for the scheduled season opener. To be able to welcome a new partner to the team at this time means more now than ever and it gives the team a real boost both on and off the track. Our preseason pace was strong and we continued to show that speed in Texas with Conor’s sixth-place finish. We’re aiming to reward the belief XCDS have shown in the team with some strong results over the coming year.”
XCDS joins forces with British team Carlin, who made their debut in America’s premier racing series in 2018, as they head into their third season of NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition. The No. 59 Gallagher-backed full-time entry will be shared by two drivers for the duration of the 2020 season with British racer Max Chilton competing on the road and street courses, in addition to the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on its new August date, and American Conor Daly on the remaining ovals. Daly drove the No. 59 Gallagher-backed Chevrolet to a stunning sixth-place finish after starting 19th at the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opener the first weekend of June at Texas Motor Speedway.
Andy Webb, CEO of XCDS International said, “We are delighted to be working with Carlin. We are ready to pursue an international marketing campaign for XCDS in the coming months and I have always favoured collaborations with like-minded businesses. I believe Chily [Chilton] and his team share our belief in technology and communications which have been so vital during this brutal pandemic. We are also really looking forward to seeing the XCDS name out there supporting live sport!”
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will resume with the second round of on-track action on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on the 4th of July weekend.

Source: Team PR

Statement from Carlin on the No. 31

Due to the economic impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the planned No. 31 Carlin entry will not be entered in this weekend’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opener at Texas Motor Speedway. We will continue to work with our partners in Europe and aim to have two entries for the remainder of the 2020 season. Conor Daly will represent Carlin this weekend in the Genesys Technology 300 as originally planned in the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet. 

Source: Team PR

Felipe Nasr Joins Max Chilton to Complete Carlin Lineup for NTT INDYCAR SERIES Season Opener

Carlin duo hopes to replicate testing success in St. Petersburg this weekend 

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (March 10, 2020) – After a productive offseason, the Carlin NTT INDYCAR SERIES team will join the rest of paddock at the Florida-based operation’s home race in St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend with two full-time entries on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg grid. Already confirmed driver Chilton will start his fifth season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet and will be joined by rookie Nasr, who will make his NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut on the streets of St Petersburg this weekend in the No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet. 

The Carlin duo head to St Petersburg on strong form, having topped the timing charts two days in a row while testing at Sebring last week. Brazilian driver Nasr was quickest the first day of testing, while teammate Chilton was the quickest the second day, just edging out Nasr from the top spot.  

After positive preseason testing, Chilton spoke about his excitement to get the 2020 season going, “It seems like a long time since our last race and I can’t wait get back out on track this weekend. The Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg always provides a fantastic season opener. The crowds and challenges of the tight street circuit create a great spectacle and I’m sure this weekend will be no exception. It will be interesting to see where everyone is after the first qualifying session of the season, but I certainly feel that we’ve made some major steps forward over the winter that should benefit us there.” 

This weekend will mark a welcome return to Carlin for Nasr, who like Chilton has enjoyed race winning success with the team in the past. The 27-year-old raced with Carlin during the formative years of his career, claiming the British F3 championship with the team in 2011 and later fighting for the GP2 Series title (now known as Formula 2) in 2013 and 2014, with several race wins to his name. 

Speaking about his call-up to Carlin’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES team Nasr commented, “I’m very pleased to be joining Carlin for my first ever weekend in an Indy car in St. Petersburg this weekend. It’s nice to see that all the work we’ve put into this program together has finally paid off. I’m thankful for Trevor Carlin for giving me the opportunity to drive the No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet this weekend and to Chevy for supporting this program. I’m very keen to contribute to the team with my experience and my knowledge and to hopefully show that the speed we had at Sebring a few days ago will translate onto the streets of St. Petersburg. I know the team has been working really hard over the offseason and I’m very excited to get out on track first thing on Friday morning.” 

Nasr joined the team for the abbreviated full field NTT INDYCAR SERIES test last month at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. After cold temperatures and heavy rain caused lengthy delays, the former F1 driver recorded only half a day’s worth of testing in the wet and challenging conditions before returning for two full days of private testing in Sebring last week. The IMSA racer and 12 Hours of Sebring winner is confirmed for a single outing with the team for the first round of the 17-event NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.  

“We’re very much looking forward to getting the season underway this weekend in St Pete. Max had some very positive comments on the work we’d done over the winter and how the car felt in Sebring.  Felipe has been a great asset so far with his setup work and feedback at COTA and in Sebring in particular,” said Team Principal Trevor Carlin. “Obviously, we won’t be able to see what progress we’ve made until everyone is on track this weekend in St Pete, but our goal remains to make progress with every race as we continue our INDYCAR program.”

Max Chilton Returns to NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Carlin

Max Chilton Returns to NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Carlin
Gallagher and Chilton to compete in fifth NTT INDYCAR SERIES season together
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (February 7, 2020) – Carlin is proud to announce that Gallagher, a leading global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, will return for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season with driver Max Chilton behind the wheel of the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet for select races. Chilton will compete in the 12 road and street course events of the 2020 season as well as the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The driver of the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet for the remaining oval races will be announced at a later date.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Carlin for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season,” said Chris Mead, Gallagher Chief Marketing Officer. “This partnership has increased awareness of our company by a global audience over the past five years, and we wish Max and the Carlin team a successful year.”
Chilton will return for his fifth season competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with partner Gallagher. Chilton and Gallagher made their debut together in 2016 and have since recorded 62 starts, eight top-10 finishes, 76 laps led and an impressive fourth-place finish at the 2017 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500.
“I’m excited to formally announce that Gallagher will be back for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season partnering with Carlin for the third season and myself for our fifth season together. The partnership between myself, Gallagher and Carlin is a strong one that honestly feels more like family than the normal motorsports driver, sponsor, and team relationship,” said Chilton. “I couldn’t be more thankful for Gallagher’s continued support of myself and Carlin as we work toward success in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. To have the opportunity to represent more than 30,000 employees of Gallagher, a brand that focuses so heavily on teamwork and innovation, is a true privilege and I look forward to getting solid results this season.”
Chilton’s partnership with Carlin renews a successful relationship that goes back throughout the British racer’s career. Chilton won races with Carlin in Formula Three and Formula Two (formerly GP2 Series) before racing in the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2013 – 2014. In 2015, Chilton explored racing in the U.S. for the first time with a season of Indy Lights with Carlin, as well as a run with a manufacturer LMP1 program at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“It is such an honor to have Gallagher back on board for our third season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. They have been such a loyal partner to not only Max during his time in the series, but also to our team as we build our program from the ground up,” said Team Principal Trevor Carlin. “We’re thankful that Gallagher believes in our mission and supports the team as we do our absolute best to represent their brand at every race event. We had some ups and downs last season, but we’re confident that 2020 will be a great year for us.”
The Chilton and Gallagher partnership is the first driver and sponsorship combination confirmed for Carlin for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.

ripKurrent Makes INDYCAR Debut with Charlie Kimball and Carlin at Gateway

Kimball back in the No. 23 Entry with New Partner ripKurrent DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (August 15, 2019) – Carlin is proud to announce that ripKurrent will make their NTT IndyCar Series debut as a primary partner at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 with INDYCAR veteran Charlie Kimball piloting the No. 23 ripKurrent Carlin Chevrolet at…

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RC Enerson and Lucas Oil School of Racing to Partner with Carlin at Mid-Ohio

RC Enerson and Lucas Oil School of Racing to Partner with Carlin at Mid-Ohio
Enerson to Make Fourth Career NTT IndyCar Series Start and Second on the Historic Road Course
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (July 23, 2019) – Carlin is proud to announce that RC Enerson will join the team for the 13th round of the NTT IndyCar Series season at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course piloting the No. 31 Lucas Oil School Carlin Chevrolet.
“We’re excited to have RC Enerson and the Lucas Oil School of Racing on-board this weekend in the No. 31 entry at Mid-Ohio. RC really impressed us at Spring Training at COTA at the beginning of the season and we were very hopeful that something could come together at some point that would put him back in the car,” said Team Principal Trevor Carlin. “RC has spent a lot of time with our team this season and he has quite a bit of experience at Mid-Ohio, including an INDYCAR start a few years back, so he should be able to jump right back in and make the transition a smooth one.”
Enerson began karting at the age of five and eventually made his professional debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Series, the entry level of the Road to Indy ladder series, in 2012. He spent three years there recording five wins and 11 podiums before he moved into the Indy Lights Series in 2015, where he spent the next two seasons of his career. While in Indy Lights, Enerson recorded six podiums and one win in 2015 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Halfway through the 2016 Indy Lights Series season, Enerson left to pursue a seat in the NTT IndyCar Series and made his INDYCAR debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He went on to compete in two more races of the 2016 NTT IndyCar Series season recording a top 10 with a ninth-place finish at Watkins Glen. Enerson participated in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Spring Training with Carlin in February.
“It’s really great to be back driving with Carlin after completing Spring Training earlier this season with the team. We’ve been working really hard to get something together to get me back in the seat at some point this season and I couldn’t be happier that it’s all come together for Mid-Ohio. Mid-Ohio has always been one of my favorite tracks on the schedule. I’ve just always loved the elevation changes and all of the high-speed flowing corners,” said NTT IndyCar Series driver RC Enerson. “I’m also excited to be able to carry the Lucas Oil School of Racing logo on the No. 31 this weekend. They are the official school of the Road to Indy Series and it’s been so rewarding to share my love of racing and to be able to instruct some of the future stars of INDYCAR. I know we have some work to do this weekend, but I’m confident that with both my experience and the team’s at Mid-Ohio we can put together a solid result.”
The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will take place on Sunday, July 28th at 3:30 pm ET and will be televised on NBC.
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