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  HONDA INDY 200 QUALIFYING NOTES

11th: RINUS VEEKAY 01:06.9843 (121.354 mph)
22nd: CONOR DALY 01:07.6745 (120.116 mph)

TRACK: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
LOCATION: Lexington, Ohio, USA
TRACK LAYOUT: 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course
RACE LENGTH: 80 laps / 180.64 miles

BROADCAST: Sunday – 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC

CONOR DALY, NO. 20 BITNILE CHEVROLET

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet, Qualified 22nd: “Every little bit counts, three hundredths puts you three rows higher here. It’s kind of crazy. Our teammate was fast and I think we could have been there as well, so this is tough. We were struggling with some rear insecurity, which is a shame because you have to be perfect. We alway race well, so we will work towards tomorrow.”

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MID-OHIO STATS
BEST START: 4th (2020)
BEST FINISH: 10th (2017)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 6

CAREER STATS
SEASON: 9th
STARTS: 88
POLES: 1
BEST FINISH: 2nd, Detroit 2016

OF NOTE: 

  • With the field split in half for qualifying, Conor Daly was assigned to Round 1, Group 2. After three laps on black Firestone Firehawks, he sat 6th. He switched to red tires for his final three laps. On his final lap, he was caught in traffic and was unable to improve his time. At the end of the 10-minute session, he was 11th overall and would not advance. 
  • Daly’s first season as full-time driver of ECR’s No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet recently yielded a two-month stretch of solid results. The Month of May featured two events, the first of which was the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Daly advanced through all rounds of qualifying and started 4th. Battling both wet and dry conditions during the race, he earned a Top 5 finish. Two weeks later, he paced the Indianapolis 500 field for several laps before finishing 6th. Additional strong results followed in Detroit and a Road America. 
  • BitNile Holdings, Inc. is the primary partner of the No. 20 Chevrolet as part of a multi-year deal. BitNile is a diversified holding company that specializes in disruptive technologies, including cryptocurrency and innovations in the field of Decentralized Finance (“DeFi”). They focus on large-scale crypto mining with energy efficient, powerful operations located in North America and operate their own high-density data center. BitNile invests in technology platforms that provide crypto holders a vehicle to earn interest on their crypto assets. 

RINUS VEEKAY, NO. 21 BITCOIN RACING TEAM POWERD BY BITNILE CHEVROLET

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered By BitNile, Qualified 11th: “The balance of the car was really good in both rounds of qualifying. We had something that wasn’t 100% right in the second round, which was unfortunate but we know we have the pace for tomorrow. There is bit of a window you can place with, but it’s not going to be that much of a strategy race. I just have to be fast and pass people! The team has given me a great racecar here in the past and as long as I can attack, I am very happy!“

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MID-OHIO STATS
BEST START: 9th (2020)
BEST FINISH: 8th (2020)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 3

CAREER STATS
SEASON: 3rd
STARTS: 37
WINS: 1
POLES: 2

OF NOTE:

  • Rinus VeeKay easily made it through the first round of qualifying today, finishing 2nd in Round 1, Group 1. A second 10-minute session followed with the fastest 12 cars. Heavy traffic also impacted VeeKay’s run on red tires, making in difficult to set a quick time. He finished Round 2 in 11th, which translated into his starting position for tomorrow.
  • VeeKay’s third season as an NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver began with a Top 10 finish in three of the first four races this year. At Barber Motorsports Park in early May, he won his second career pole position and earned his first podium of 2022 with a third place. For the second year in a row, he qualified on the front row of the Indianapolis 500 and started third. With his qualifying performance, he was the fastest Chevrolet-powered driver in the 33-car field for the third consecutive year.
  • Through the generosity of BitNile Holdings, Inc. (BitNile), ECR’s Bitcoin Racing Team will continue to grow in 2022. VeeKay is back in the No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered by BitNile Chevrolet, the same design he campaigned in this year’s Indy 500. Any individual who scans the unique QR code on the side of the No. 21 car and completes the registration will receive free Bitcoin from Earnity, a community-based crypto platform of which BitNile is a significant investor. 

ROAD AMERICA RACE NOTES

14th: CONOR DALY No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet
17th: RINUS VEEKAY No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet

NEXT RACE: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 3 (NBC, 12 p.m. ET)

CONOR DALY, NO. 20 BITNILE CHEVROLET

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet, Finished 14th: “We had great pace today, especially on the reds. Both Meyer Shank Racing cars drove us off the road today at two different times, it’s a real shame to see experienced veterans drive like that. Simon (Pagenaud) knocking us off blatantly on the last restart was really tough because we were in 12th and that was my goal. We had a good day, great pace, but sometimes these things happen in racing.”

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RACE RESULTS:
START: 18th
FINISH: 14th
STATUS: Running
LAPS COMPLETED: 55/55
OF NOTE:
* Just a few corners into today’s Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America, Conor Daly found himself back in 21st after being pushed off-track by another competitor at the start. Despite the early setback, Daly stuck to his three-stop strategy. 
* He made his first pit stop on Lap 16, switching from the primary black Firestone Firehawks to alternate reds. His set of reds carried him until Lap 29, when he made his second stop.
* Daly had cycled to 7th before his third of three stops on Lap 42. The final restart on Lap 51 saw Daly be pushed off the track once again, causing him to lose two positions. He finished the race in 14th. 

RINUS VEEKAY, NO. 21 DIRECT SUPPLY CHEVROLET

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet, Finished 17th: “P17 was everything we had, really. It was very tough. I struggled with the balance of the car all day. For me, it was a race to keep the car on track and that’s not a great race! It was a great call all the end to go to red tires, I passed many guys. I am looking forward to a few weeks off and coming back with great car for Mid-Ohio.”

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RACE RESULTS:
START: 17th
FINISH: 17th
STATUS: Running
LAPS COMPLETED: 55/55
OF NOTE:
* Like his teammate, Rinus VeeKay’s race was off to an eventful start. On the Lap 3 restart, VeeKay forced off-track and ran directly into a piece of signage. Fortunately, a caution followed so VeeKay was able to make a pit stop and stay on the lead lap. There was no damage to the No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet, but he did fall to 25th. 
* Being near the tail end of the field, he used the Lap 9 caution to top off on fuel. Now firmly on an alternate strategy, VeeKay cycled as high as third before his next pit stop on Lap 25.
* VeeKay took advantage of a late-race caution flag to make an additional pit stop for a set of scuffed red Firestone Firehawks. The move paid dividends as he was running 21st before the caution and would take the checkered flag in 17th. 

QUALIFYING NOTES – Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America

ROAD AMERICA QUALIFYING NOTES

17th: RINUS VEEKAY 1:45.5581 (136.895 mph)

18th: CONOR DALY 1:45.7234 (136.681 mph)

TRACK: Road America

LOCATION: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA

TRACK LAYOUT: 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit

RACE LENGTH: 55 laps | 220.55 miles

BROADCAST: Sunday – 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC


CONOR DALY, NO. 20 BITNILE CHEVROLET

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet, Qualified 18th: “I thought that was a good lap, but we just didn’t have the speed. Being off by a second and a half is a lot. We’ve been working hard on the BitNile Chevy and really have been improving, but we just didn’t have enough. It’s a real battle. This surface is old and you have to have everything right, it’s so challenging. It is what it is. We’ll focus on the race tomorrow, a lot of things can happen.”

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ROAD AMERICA STATS
BEST START: 9th (2016)
BEST FINISH: 15th (2017)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 5
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 9th
STARTS: 87
POLES: 1
BEST FINISH: 2nd, Detroit 2016
OF NOTE:

As part of Round 1, Group 2, Conor Daly was the second of the two ECR cars to take to the 14-mile Road America track. During his 12-minute qualifying window, Daly turned five laps. A best lap of 1:45.7234 (136.681 mph) will have him starting 18th in tomorrow’s Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America. 

Conor Daly entered the Road America weekend on the heels of a month of solid results. The first of two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the GMR Grand Prix. Daly advanced through all rounds of qualifying on the road course and started 4th. Battling tricky wet and dry conditions, Daly earned his first Top 5 of the season with a 5th place. Just last weekend, he paced the Indianapolis 500 field for several laps before finishing 6th. Last Sunday in the streets of Detroit, he earned a solid 12th-place finish in the caution-free race.

BitNile Holdings, Inc. is the primary partner of the No. 20 Chevrolet as part of a multi-year deal. BitNile is a diversified holding company that specializes in disruptive technologies, including cryptocurrency and innovations in the field of Decentralized Finance (“DeFi”). They focus on large-scale crypto mining with energy efficient, powerful operations located in North America and operate their own high-density data center. BitNile invests in technology platforms that provide crypto holders a vehicle to earn interest on their crypto assets. 

RINUS VEEKAY, NO. 21 DIRECT SUPPLY CHEVROLET

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet, Qualified 17th: “I drove as hard as I could, but we were just way too slow. We’ve been struggling since opening practice yesterday, especially in the slow-speed corners. It’s very unfortunate. I hope we can improve and find something good for the race.”

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ROAD AMERICA STATS
BEST START: 15th (2020)
BEST FINISH: 13th (2020)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 2
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 3rd
STARTS: 36
WINS: 1
POLES: 2
OF NOTE:

Rinus VeeKay was assigned to Round 1, Group 1 when qualifying got underway. He completed six laps of the 4.048-mile course in the 12 allotted minutes. With a fast lap of 1:45.5581 (136.895 mph), he will roll off 17th with teammate Daly starting alongside.

Road America is not only one of VeeKay’s favorite tracks to race on, it is a sentimental favorite as well. After transitioning to the Road to Indy program in 2017, VeeKay earned his first win in the U.S. at Road America. It was also his first victory in an open-wheel car. His first and only NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekend at Road America so far was the 2020 doubleheader.

This weekend, the No. 21 Chevrolet showcases the blue and white colors of longtime ECR partner Direct Supply. Headquartered in nearby Milwaukee, Direct Supply is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors and those who care for them. Since 1985, the company has helped Senior Living providers create amazing environments, improve care and outcomes, optimize building operations, streamline procurement and more. Direct Supply has been featured on the No. 21 Chevrolet at Road America since the NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned to the track in 2016.

SONSIO GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA PREVIEW

Sonsio-GrandPrix-Secondary.pngFRIDAY, JUNE 10 – SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022
TRACK: Road America
LOCATION: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA
TRACK LAYOUT: 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit
RACE LENGTH: 55 laps | 220.55 miles
PRACTICE: 
Friday – 3:25-4:40 p.m. CT (Peacock Premium), 
Saturday – 9:45-10:45 a.m. CT (Peacock Premium), 4:20-4:50 p.m. CT (Peacock Premium)
QUALIFYING: Saturday – 12:45-2 p.m. CT (Peacock Premium)
RACE: Sunday – 11:55 a.m. CT (NBC, 11:30 a.m. CT)

ED CARPENTER RACING

This Sunday, Ed Carpenter Racing drivers Conor Daly and Rinus VeeKay will find themselves competing on the third different kind of track in as many weeks. Two weeks ago, it was the high-speed oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; last week, the tight street circuit in Detroit. This weekend brings a favorite of both drivers and fans alike, Road America. Affectionately called “America’s National Park of Speed,” Road America will play host to the eighth round of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Road America will also mark the beginning of a multi-race technical partnership between ECR and Paretta Autosport. ECR will provide support and personnel for the No. 16, driven by Simona De Silvestro.

CONOR DALY, NO. 20 BITNILE CHEVROLET

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet: “Road America is such a classic event for our sport. To be partnered with Paretta Autosport this weekend as well is really nice. Having three drivers under our banner will help us collect a good amount of information and hopefully lead to us being as strong as we can be! We’ve had three solid races in a row and want to keep adding points to the board and keep this positive momentum going!”

Conor Daly 2022.jpgBIRTHDAY: December 11, 1990
HOMETOWN: Noblesville, IN
RESIDENCE: Indianapolis, IN
ROAD AMERICA STATS
BEST START: 9th (2016)
BEST FINISH: 15th (2017)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 5
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 9th
STARTS: 87
POLES: 1
BEST FINISH: 2nd, Detroit 2016
OF NOTE:

* Conor Daly enters the Road America race weekend on the heels of a month of solid results. The first of two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the GMR Grand Prix. Daly advanced through all rounds of qualifying on the road course and started 4th. Battling tricky wet and dry conditions, Daly earned his first Top 5 of the season with a 5th place. Just last weekend, he paced the Indianapolis 500 field for several laps before finishing 6th. Last Sunday in the streets of Detroit, he earned a solid 12th-place finish in the caution-free race.

* Daly has competed in five NTT INDYCAR SERIES races at Road America to date, in addition to driving in other motorsport series at the picturesque road course. 

* BitNile Holdings, Inc. is the primary partner of the No. 20 Chevrolet as part of a multi-year deal. BitNile is a diversified holding company that specializes in disruptive technologies, including cryptocurrency and innovations in the field of Decentralized Finance (“DeFi”). They focus on large-scale crypto mining with energy efficient, powerful operations located in North America and operate their own high-density data center. BitNile invests in technology platforms that provide crypto holders a vehicle to earn interest on their crypto assets. 

RINUS VEEKAY, NO. 21 DIRECT SUPPLY CHEVROLET

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet: “Road America is my favorite track, it’s been two years since I’ve last driven there so I am excited for this weekend! The track suits my driving style and the team has made huge progress. It should be a good weekend, especially with Direct Supply on the car! I’m really ready to get back on track there with all of my bones in the right place places this year!”

Rinus VeeKay 2022.jpgBIRTHDAY: September 11, 2000
HOMETOWN: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
RESIDENCE: Fort Lauderdale, FL
ROAD AMERICA STATS
BEST START: 15th (2020)
BEST FINISH: 13th (2020)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 2
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 3rd
STARTS: 36
WINS: 1
POLES: 2
OF NOTE:
* Rinus VeeKay is more than eager to return to Road America after being forced to sit out last year’s event. Early in the week of the 2021 race, VeeKay underwent surgery to repair fractured left clavicle sustained in a cycling accident. With the short time between the surgery and the race, he was not medically cleared to participate. Oliver Askew competed at Road America in VeeKay’s place. 

* Road America is not only one of VeeKay’s favorite tracks to race on, it is a sentimental favorite as well. After transitioning to the Road to Indy program in 2017,

* VeeKay earned his first win in the U.S. at Road America. It was also his first victory in an open-wheel car. His first and only NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekend at Road America so far was the 2020 doubleheader.

* This weekend, the No. 21 Chevrolet showcases the blue and white colors of longtime ECR partner Direct Supply. Headquartered in nearby Milwaukee, Direct Supply is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors and those who care for them. Since 1985, the company has helped Senior Living providers create amazing environments, improve care and outcomes, optimize building operations, streamline procurement and more. Direct Supply has been featured on the No. 21 Chevrolet at Road America since the NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned to the track in 2016.

CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX RACE NOTES

Detroit 202212th: CONOR DALY No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet
16th: RINUS VEEKAY No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered by BitNile Chevrolet

NEXT RACE: Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America, June 12 (NBC, 12 p.m. ET)

CONOR DALY, NO. 20 BITNILE CHEVROLET

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet, Finished 12th: “I really thought the whole race we were quite fast! When they said I finished 12th, I was a little surprised. These races are really interesting the way they work out strategically. I think we were one of the fastest cars on track for the entire last stint which is great for us. We did what we could to make something happen, but there were no yellows and that made it tough. In the end, I am happy with our pace and another strong finish. Finishing in the Top 12 in this series is really solid. Good momentum still, on to the next one!”

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RACE RESULTS:
START: 13th
FINISH: 13th
STATUS: Running
LAPS COMPLETED: 70/70
OF NOTE:
* The 13th position on the Detroit Chevrolet Grand Prix starting grid belonged to Conor Daly. After five laps, Daly made his first pit stop. He swapped his red Firestone Firehawks for a set of black tires. 
* Daly’s set of black tires carried him to Lap 26. When he entered the pit lane for his second pit stop, he was up to the 6th position. As cars on other strategies stopped, Daly moved forward again. 
* By Lap 45, Daly was in for his final pit stop. He gained two positions in the closing lap and finished 12th in the final race on Belle Isle before the races moves back to the downtown Detroit streets. 
RINUS VEEKAY, NO. 21 BITCOIN RACING TEAM POWERED BY BITNILE CHEVROLET

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered By BitNile Chevrolet, Finished 16th: “I’m obviously very disappointed in the way that the race ended. We were going to have a Top 10 finish, but instead we didn’t make it to the checkered flag. Road America is the perfect place to turn our season around, I love that track and will aim for a much better result.”

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RACE RESULTS:
START: 14th
FINISH: 16th
STATUS: Contact
LAPS COMPLETED: 69/70
OF NOTE:
* Rinus VeeKay started from the 14th position in today’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. He stayed on his opening set of red Firestone Firehawks for only three laps before switching to black tires. * He had cycled up to 4th by his second stop on Lap 26.
* Remaining on black tires, VeeKay moved back up through the field. By Lap 48, he was again in 4th and made his third and final pit stop. He re-entered the race in 11th.
* In the final stage of the race, VeeKay had settled into the Top 10. Coming to the checkered flag, the No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered by BitNile Chevrolet slid into the Turn 6 tire barrier. VeeKay dropped to 16th, which would be his result. 

RACE PREVIEW – Chevrolet Detroit Grand Pri

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 – SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022

TRACK: Streets of Belle Isle

LOCATION: Detroit, Michigan, USA

TRACK LAYOUT: 2.35-mile, 13-turn temporary street course

RACE LENGTH: 70 Laps/164.5 Miles

PRACTICE: Friday – 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET (Peacock Premium), 

Saturday – 8:30-9:30 a.m. ET (Peacock Premium)

Sunday – 10:15-10:45 a.m. ET (Peacock Premium)

QUALIFYING: Saturday – 12:35-1:50 p.m. ET (Peacock Premium)

RACE: Sunday – 3:45 p.m. ET (USA, 3 p.m. ET)

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will head north to Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan this weekend for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. Ed Carpenter Racing drivers Conor Daly and Rinus VeeKay both hold second place finishes at the island park in the Detroit River and look to return to the podium on Sunday.

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet: “Detroit is still one of the best street courses on our schedule. It’s a classic venue and the home of Chevrolet as well! Having scored a podium there in the past, the goal is to do that again. We’re on a great streak of momentum right now and I don’t see any reason why we won’t be able to continue that. I’m very excited with the good points we’ve gotten recently and our movement up in the championship standings and ready to get going again!”

OF NOTE:

  • Conor Daly has competed in four NTT INDYCAR SERIES doubleheaders in the streets of Belle Isle and will make his 9th start in the one free-standing Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix this weekend. The street course is home to his best NTT INDYCAR SERIES finish to date as the first of 2016 races awarded him a second place finish. 
  • Daly is riding a wave of momentum into Detroit following a strong Month of May. The first of two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the GMR Grand Prix. Daly advanced through all rounds of qualifying on the road course and started 4th. Battling tricky wet and dry conditions, Daly earned his first Top 5 of the season with a 5th place. Just last weekend, he paced the Indianapolis 500 field for several laps before finishing 6th. 
  • BitNile Holdings, Inc. is the primary partner of the No. 20 Chevrolet as part of a multi-year deal. BitNile is a diversified holding company that specializes in disruptive technologies, including cryptocurrency and innovations in the field of Decentralized Finance (“DeFi”). They focus on large-scale crypto mining with energy efficient, powerful operations located in North America and operate their own high-density data center. BitNile invests in technology platforms that provide crypto holders a vehicle to earn interest on their crypto assets. 

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered By BitNile Chevrolet: “I am very excited to go to Detroit! We had a really good year there last year, finished second in the first race and qualifying third for Race 2. I think we can do that again, or even be one step higher on the podium! We have a very good car and I believe we put the Month of May behind us. We’ll work hard on the next few races, which are very important. I am also looking forward to trying some Coney dogs.

OF NOTE:

  • Rinus VeeKay had never driven on the streets of Belle Isle in any series until the opening NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice last year. Less than 24 hours later, his first race in Detroit ended with a podium finish as he took the checkered flag in the second position. Though the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix is only one race in 2022, it has historically been a double-header. In the second of the two races in 2021, VeeKay qualified 3rd.
  • Despite qualifying on the front row for the Indianapolis 500, VeeKay is looking to rebound from two disappointing results in the Month of May. His third ‘500’ bid was cut short after only 38 laps last Sunday when the rear of the No. 21 became loose and he made contact with the Turn 2 wall. During the GMR Grand Prix earlier in the month, he was pushed off track by another competitor into the rain-slickened grass. He slid back onto the track, where the rear of the No. 21 was struck and sustained heavy damage. He was able to continue, but finished the race in 23rd.
  • The No. 21 will carry the same Bitcoin Racing Team Powered by BitNile scheme seen last weekend. ECR became known as the Bitcoin Racing Team in 2021 when Veekay raced a Bitcoin car in the Indy 500. Through the generosity of BitNile Holdings, Inc. (BitNile), the Bitcoin Racing Team continues to grow in 2022.

RACE NOTES – 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500

  • 6th: CONOR DALY No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet
  • 19th: ED CARPENTER No. 33 Alzamend Neuro Chevrolet
  • 33rd: RINUS VEEKAY No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Presented by BitNile Chevrolet
NEXT RACE: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, June 5 (USA, 3 p.m. ET)

CONOR DALY, NO. 20 BITNILE CHEVROLET

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet, Finished 6th: “Ed Carpenter Racing did a great job all month. We knew we could run up front in the BitNile Chevrolet and we got there. The strategy is exactly what we wanted. We got a little lucky with the first yellow, but we passed cars when we needed to. Once we got to the front, we could run there, we could stay there, and that was the goal. I really enjoyed racing with Scott (Dixon). The guys up front are smart, respectful, and I just enjoy it. It was just fun to have a shot at it. I’m thankful to be here and have a 6th.”

RACE RESULT:

  • START: 18th
  • FINISH: 6th
  • STATUS: Running
  • LAPS COMPLETED: 200/200
  • LAPS LED: 7

OF NOTE:

  • Conor Daly recorded a career-best result at the Indianapolis 500 today, finishing 6th. He started 18th, but had worked his way up to 12th before his second pit stop. A fortuitously-timed caution flag right after that stop vaulted him up to 2nd. From there, Daly raced with the leaders, even pacing the field himself for seven laps. He stayed in the Top 5 for nearly 100 laps. On the final restart of the race, coming to the checkered flag, he picked up one more position to finish 6th. 

RINUS VEEKAY, NO. 21 BITCOIN RACING TEAM POWERED BY BITNILE CHEVROLET

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered By BitNile Chevrolet, Finished 33rd: “I’m okay, physically. The car just got loose in Turn 2 and I was a passenger from there on. We had a car that was good enough to fight for the win, or at least get a lot of points, and I got none of that. A big sorry to the team and everyone cheering me on because this could’ve been a very nice day.”

RACE RESULT:

  • START: 3rd
  • FINISH: 33rd
  • STATUS: Running
  • LAPS COMPLETED: 38/200
  • LAPS LED: 1

OF NOTE:

  • Rinus VeeKay started from the outside of the front row for the second year in a row. He settled into the third position, where he stayed until his first pit stop on Lap 32. Just five laps later, the back end of the No. 21 became loose exiting Turn 2. VeeKay made heavy contact with the wall, ending his third Indianapolis 500 after just 38 laps.

ED CARPENTER, NO. 33 ALZAMEND NEURO CHEVROLET

ED CARPENTER, No. 33 Alzamend Neuro Chevrolet, Finished 19th: “It just wasn’t our day. we came in with high hopes and just didn’t quite have enough. Early on we were okay, we were getting good mileage. Those first two yellows, we missed the lottery and lost a little track position because we had still been out on track. The guys did a good job in the pits, but we got shuffled back in line. The balance was tough once you got as far back as we got, and we just couldn’t recover from that lost track position and that was that. We’ll come back again next year and try again.”

RACE RESULT:

  • START: 4th
  • FINISH: 19th
  • STATUS: Running
  • LAPS COMPLETED: 200/200

OF NOTE:

  • Ed Carpenter started in the Top 4 for the 7th time in the past 10 years today. He remained in the Top 5 for the opening 70 laps of the race and was still amongst the Top 10 after that. After a red flag period near the conclusion of the race, the No. 33 stalled upon being restarted. Carpenter had to take the restart from the back of the field, but still managed to make up several positions. He finished 19th in today’s Indianapolis 500. 

RACE PREVIEW – 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS 500 PREVIEW

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022

STARTING POSITIONS 

3rd: RINUS VEEKAY 233.385 mph

4th: ED CARPENTER 233.080 mph

18th: CONOR DALY 230.999 mph

RACE BROADCAST: Sunday, May 29 – 11 a.m. ET (NBC)

TRACK: Indianapolis Motor Speedway 
LOCATION: Speedway, Indiana, USA
TRACK LAYOUT: 2.5-mile oval

ED CARPENTER RACING

  • The next time Ed Carpenter Racing’s three Chevrolet-powered NTT INDYCAR SERIES cars take to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval, it will be for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500. For the second year in a row, Rinus VeeKay claimed the 3rd starting position and will start from the front row again. Team owner Ed Carpenter also replicated his starting position from last year and will start his 19th Indy 500 from 4th position. Conor Daly qualified 18th, on the outside of Row 6. 
  • ECR’s first season of NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition was 2012, making the 2022 Indianapolis 500 the team’s 11th. For 10 of those 11 years, ECR has had at least one car qualify in the first three rows. Excluding 2015, when the Firestone Fast Nine was canceled due to weather, ECR has been in every shootout for the pole position since 2013 (known this year as the Firestone Fast Six). For the 8th time in 10 years, an ECR Chevrolet will start on the front row of the Indianapolis 500. For the third year in a row, ECR was the only Chevrolet-powered team in the shootout for the pole-position. 
  • For the first time since the pandemic began, the Indianapolis 500 will run in 2022 with no restrictions. The 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is expected to have 300,000 fans in attendance, making it the largest crowd in the last 20 years, excluding the 100th running of the race in 2016. The green flag for the 200-lap event is scheduled to wave at 12:45 p.m. ET. 

CONOR DALY, NO. 20 BITNILE CHEVROLET

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet, Starting 18th: “We have the greatest event in the world coming up! I am very excited for it, our car is fantastic. We’ve done what we needed to do, we’ve got the right car. I feel very confident we’ll be able to move forward. We’re going to have a long day ahead of us, coming from mid-pack, but a lot of other really quick drivers are coming from mid-pack as well. Excited to get this No. 20 BitNile Chevy towards the front and join my teammates! Hopefully, we’re looking at an Ed Carpenter Racing 1-2-3 finish at the Indy 500. Who’s going to win? We don’t know, but I hope it’s me!”

Conor Daly 2022.jpgBIRTHDAY: December 11, 1990
HOMETOWN: Noblesville, IN
RESIDENCE: Indianapolis, IN
INDY 500 STATS
BEST START: 11th (2019)
BEST FINISH: 10th (2016)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 8
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 9th
STARTS: 85
POLES: 1
BEST FINISH: 2nd, Detroit 2016
OF NOTE: Last Saturday, Conor Daly’s four-lap average of 230.999 mph had him 20th overall, but two cars who re-qualified did not improve their times and fell behind him. Daly was in line himself to make another attempt, but it began to rain for the second time, which ended the day’s on-track activities. Daly’s speed stood, and he will start Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 from 18th.

Daly is a hometown favorite as he was born and raised in nearby Noblesville. Daly is ready for his 9th Indianapolis 500 and his 3rd with Ed Carpenter Racing. This is Daly’s first season as one of ECR’s full-time drivers. With Daly driving the No. 20, Ed Carpenter has shifted to the No. 33 this year.

Earlier in the Month of May on the IMS Road Course, Daly had his most successful weekend with ECR to date in the 2022 GMR Grand Prix. For the second year in a row, he advanced to the Firestone Fast 6. He started 4th, and after battling both wet and dry track conditions, he earned his first Top 5 finish of the season with a 5th place.

BitNile Holdings, Inc. is the primary partner of the No. 20 Chevrolet as part of a multi-year deal. BitNile is a diversified holding company that specializes in disruptive technologies, including cryptocurrency and innovations in the field of Decentralized Finance (“DeFi”). They focus on large-scale crypto mining with energy efficient, powerful operations located in North America and operate their own high-density data center. BitNile invests in technology platforms that provide crypto holders a vehicle to earn interest on their crypto assets. 

RINUS VEEKAY, NO. 21 BITCOIN RACING TEAM POWERED BY BITNILE CHEVROLET

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered By BitNile Chevrolet, Starting 3rd: “I am very, very excited for the Indy 500. It’s going to be a great race! I’m starting from the front row again, second year in a row. It’s pretty cool! I think we have a race-winning car. It’s going to be a long race and many things can happen, but we’ve done everything we can to be prepared. The ECR car is great and my Chevy power is amazing!”

RVK Orange.jpgBIRTHDAY: September 11, 2000
HOMETOWN: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
RESIDENCE: Fort Lauderdale, FL
INDY 500 STATS
BEST START: 3rd (2021, 2022)
BEST FINISH: 8th (2021)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 2
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 3rd
STARTS: 34
WINS: 1
POLES: 2
OF NOTE: Of the 32 cars that attempted a run last Saturday, Rinus VeeKay set the fastest four-lap average. In a new qualifying format, the Top 12 cars from Saturday moved on to Sunday, and of those 12, six would continue on to the Firestone Fast 6 shootout for the pole position. In the Top 12 session, VeeKay placed second overall, earning him a spot in the Fast 6. His final four-lap average of 233.385 mph earned him the 3rd starting position.

VeeKay replicated his starting position from last yea and he will start on the outside of the front row for the second year in a row. By qualifying 3rd, VeeKay placed an ECR car on the front row for the 8th time in 10 years. He is also the fastest Chevy-powered driver in the field for the third consecutive year.

In five races so far this season, the 21-year-old has three Top 10 finishes, including his first podium of the year four weeks ago at Barber Motorsports Park. After starting from the pole position, he took the checkered flag in third. 

In 2021, Ed Carpenter Racing became known as the Bitcoin Racing Team. Through the generosity of BitNile Holdings, Inc. (BitNile), the Bitcoin Racing Team will continue to grow in 2022. VeeKay is competing in the No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered by BitNile Chevrolet, which he helped design. Also, any individual who scans the unique QR code on the side of the No. 21 car and completes the registration will receive free Bitcoin from Earnity, a community-based crypto platform of which BitNile is a significant investor. 

ED CARPENTER, NO. 33 ALZAMEND NEURO CHEVROLET

ED CARPENTER, No. 33 Alzamend Neuro Chevrolet, Starting 4th: “It is Indy 500 time! It has been a great week and a half of preparation for ECR. I know that myself and the No. 33 Alzamend Chevrolet group are feeling very confident. We’ve done all the work needed to go out and have a great shot at this on Sunday. Hopefully, we can execute and be drinking milk at the end of the day!”

Ed Carpenter Alzamend copy.jpgBIRTHDAY: March 3, 1981
HOMETOWN: Indianapolis, IN
RESIDENCE: Indianapolis, IN
INDY 500 STATS
BEST START: 1st (2013, 2014, 2018)
BEST FINISH: 2nd (2018)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 18
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 20th
STARTS: 192
WINS: 3
POLES: 4
OF NOTE: Sunday will mark the 7th time Ed Carpenter has had a Top 4 start at IMS in the past 10 years. The 41-year-old was one of the twelve quickest drivers in the 33-car field last Saturday and one of the six quickest drivers on Sunday, giving him an opportunity to make a run for pole position in the Firestone Fast 6. His four-lap average of 233.080 mph earned him the 4th starting position.
Carpenter is one of the most experienced drivers in the field, now in his 20th season of NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition. He is the only team owner who also has the responsibility of driving in the series. An Indianapolis native,
Carpenter solidified his status as a hometown hero by winning the pole position in 2013 and 2014. In recent years, he has had some of his strongest finishes, including a runner-up finish in 2018 and a 5th place finish last year. 

Ed Carpenter competes tomorrow in the No. 33, which features the striking purple and aqua colors of Alzamend Neuro. Alzamend is focused on developing novel products for the treatment of psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, with their primary target being Alzheimer’s disease. Alzamend is committed to “Making Alzheimer’s Just a Memory.”

Though Carpenter’s car is an expansion to ECR’s usual two-car program, the No. 33 pit consists of many familiar faces. Most crew members are an annual part of ECR’s Indy 500 program, some having been with the team since its first time running three cars in 2015. Carpenter’s crew is also being supplemented with several of ECR’s shop-based employees who are trackside each Month of May. 

POLE DAY QUALIFYING NOTES – Indianapolis 500

2022_Indy500 Logo_NEG_sansGainbridge.pngINDY 500 STARTING POSITIONS 
3rd: RINUS VEEKAY 233.385 mph
4th: ED CARPENTER 233.080 mph
18th: CONOR DALY 230.999 mph
RACE BROADCAST: Sunday, May 29 – 11 a.m. ET (NBC)
TRACK: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
LOCATION: Speedway, Indiana, USA
TRACK LAYOUT: 2.5-mile oval

ED CARPENTER RACING

  • Rinus VeeKay and Ed Carpenter replicated their qualifying results from last year’s Indianapolis 500 and will start 3rd and 4th, respectively. As they were amongst the 12 fastest drivers from yesterday’s Day 1 of qualifications, their starting positions were determined today. They advanced from the Top 12 into the Firestone Fast Six, where their final four-lap averages ultimately landed VeeKay 3rd overall and Carpenter in 4th. 
  • Ed Carpenter Racing’s first season of NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition was 2012, making the 2022 Indianapolis 500 the team’s 11th. For 10 of those 11 years, ECR has had at least one car qualify in the first three rows. Excluding 2015, when the Firestone Fast Nine was cancelled due to weather, ECR has been in every shootout for the pole position since 2013 (known this year as the Firestone Fast Six).
  • With VeeKay qualifying third, an Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet will start on the front row of the Indianapolis 500 for the 8th time in 10 years.
  • For the third year in a row, Ed Carpenter Racing was the only Chevrolet-powered team in the shootout for the pole position. Additionally, VeeKay has extended his streak as the fastest Chevrolet-powered driver in the field to three consecutive years. 
  • Conor Daly, driver of Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet, qualified yesterday and will start 18th next Sunday. 

RINUS VEEKAY, NO. 21 BITCOIN RACING TEAM POWERED BY BITNILE CHEVROLET

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered By BitNile Chevrolet, Qualified 3rd: “I’m very happy with qualifying. Looking at yesterday, I think I and many people expected me as a hot prospect for the pole. I gave it all I had out there. We could’ve maybe found some speed to get second in qualifying, but Scott (Dixon) was just very fast and a little bit out of our league! I’m very proud that Ed (Carpenter) and I are very fast. Fastest Chevy in Indy 500 qualifying, third year in a row. Happy me!”

Rinus VeeKay 2022.jpgBIRTHDAY: September 11, 2000
HOMETOWN: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
RESIDENCE: Fort Lauderdale, FL
INDY 500 STATS
BEST START: 3rd (2021, 2022)
BEST FINISH: 8th (2021)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 2
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 3rd
STARTS: 34
WINS: 1
POLES: 2
OF NOTE:
* Rinus VeeKay advanced to today’s qualifications after setting the fastest four-lap average of the 32 cars who attempted a run yesterday. The Top 12 cars from Saturday moved on to today, and of those 12, six would continue on to the Firestone * Fast 6 shootout for the pole position. In the Top 12 session, VeeKay’s four-lap average of 233.429 mph placed him second overall, earning him a spot in the Fast 6. * His next and final four-lap average of 233.385 mph earned him the 3rd starting position.
* For the second year in a row, VeeKay will roll off from the outside of the front row for the Indianapolis 500. It is the 8th time in 10 years ECR has had a car on the front row. VeeKay is also the fastest Chevy-powered driver in the field for the third consecutive year. 
* VeeKay has three Top 10 finishes in five races so far this season, including his first podium of the year three weeks ago at Barber Motorsports Park. After starting from the pole position, he took the checkered flag in third.
* Ed Carpenter Racing became known as the Bitcoin Racing Team in 2021. Through the generosity of BitNile Holdings, Inc. (BitNile), the Bitcoin Racing Team will continue to grow in 2022. VeeKay is competing in the No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered by BitNile Chevrolet, which he helped design. Additionally, individual who scans the unique QR code on the side of VeeKay’s No. 21 and completes the registration process will receive free Bitcoin from Earnity, a community-based crypto platform of which BitNile is a significant investor.

ED CARPENTER, NO. 33 ALZAMEND NEURO CHEVROLET

ED CARPENTER, No. 33 Alzamend Neuro Chevrolet, Qualified 4th: “We’re in a really good spot for next week. Not ultimately where we wanted to be, but at the same time, it’s great that  Rinus is starting third, then fourth for me! That’s the same as last year, so I’ve got a little deja vu here.  It’s great to be able to put some Chevrolets in the fight and show off the hard work and dedication of the ECR crew and have a BitNile and an Alzamend Neuro up front. We’re in a good spot for next Sunday and we can do work from there!”

Ed Carpenter Alzamend copy.jpgBIRTHDAY: March 3, 1981
HOMETOWN: Indianapolis, IN
RESIDENCE: Indianapolis, IN
INDY 500 STATS
BEST START: 1st (2013, 2014, 2018)
BEST FINISH: 2nd (2018)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 18
CAREER STATS
SEASON: 20th
STARTS: 192
WINS: 3
POLES: 4
OF NOTE:
* Ed Carpenter’s view for the start of the Indianapolis 500 will look similar to last year’s as his starting position is identical. Carpenter will start from the inside of the second row in 4th. He too made it through all three rounds of qualifying, with his four-lap average of 232.397 mph placing him 7th at the end of Saturday. He held on to the 5th spot in the Top 12 at 233.073 mph and moved on to the Fast Six. There, his final four-lap average of 233.080 mph earned him the 4th starting position. 
* Next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 will be the 7th time Carpenter has had a Top 10 start at the 2.5-mile oval in the past nine years. The Indianapolis native solidified his status as a hometown favorite by winning the pole position in 2013 and 2014; in 2018, he became just the 10th driver to collect three or more Indy 500 poles in the century-plus history of the race. Some of his strongest finishes have come in recent years, including a runner-up finish after leading the most laps in 2018 and a 5th place in 2021.  
* The No. 33 features the striking purple and aqua colors of Alzamend Neuro. Alzamend is focused on developing novel products for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders with a primary target of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzamend is committed to “Making Alzheimer’s Just a Memory.
Though Carpenter’s car is an expansion to ECR’s usual two-car program, the No. 33 pit consists of many familiar faces. Most crew members are an annual part of ECR’s Indy 500 program, some having been with the team since its first time with three cars in 2015. Carpenter’s crew is also be supplemented with several of ECR’s shop-based employees who are trackside each Month of May. 

INDIANAPOLIS 500 QUALIFYING NOTES – DAY 1

2022_Indy500 Logo_NEG_sansGainbridge.png1st: RINUS VEEKAY* 233.655 mph
7th: ED CARPENTER* 232.397 mph
18th: CONOR DALY 230.999 mph
*Advancing to Top Twelve, Starting Positions Set Tomorrow
POLE DAY BROADCAST: Sunday – 4-6 p.m. ET (NBC)
TRACK: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval
LOCATION: Speedway, Indiana, USA
TRACK LAYOUT: 2.5-mile oval
ED CARPENTER RACING
The first day of qualifications for the 106th Indianapolis 500 is now complete and two Ed Carpenter Racing drivers have a chance at the pole position. Rinus VeeKay set the fastest four-lap average of the day and team owner Ed Carpenter conquered tricky midday conditions to record the 7th-fastest speed. As both were amongst the fastest 12 drivers of today, they will advance to the second round of qualifying tomorrow and make another four-lap attempt. From there, the top six will advance to the Firestone Fast 6 and turn four more laps in competition for the NTT P1 Award. As only the top 12 drivers will run again tomorrow, Conor Daly’s starting position in the Indianapolis 500 is locked in at 18th. 

CONOR DALY, No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet, Qualified 18th: “We had been struggling with some understeer yesterday and we definitely fixed it for our qualifying run. It was quite loose. I kept it flat for two laps and tried to hang on for the rest, but I was just slipping and sliding. It was a shame that we didn’t get to run again. Obviously our teammates are really fast, which is great. I think we could’ve been up there, but just seemed to be missing some speed. We know we can race well, so we’ll just go race well.” (Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR)

Conor Daly 2022.jpgBIRTHDAY: December 11, 1990
HOMETOWN: Noblesville, IN
RESIDENCE: Indianapolis, IN

INDY 500 STATS
BEST START: 11th (2019)
BEST FINISH: 10th (2016)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 8

CAREER STATS
SEASON: 9th
STARTS: 85
POLES: 1
BEST FINISH: 2nd, Detroit 2016
OF NOTE:
* Conor Daly’s four-lap average of 230.999 mph had him 20th overall, but two cars who re-qualified did not improve their times and fell behind him. Daly was in line himself to make another attempt when rain moved in for a second time, ending the day’s on-track activities. Daly’s speed stands and he will start the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 from the 18th position. 
* Daly is in his third Month of May with ECR. Though he competed in both the GMR Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500 the previous two years, 2022 is his first season as one of ECR’s full-time drivers. With Daly driving the No. 20, Ed Carpenter has shifted to the No. 33 this year.
Last week in the 2022 GMR Grand Prix on The IMS Road Course, Daly had his most successful weekend with ECR to date. For the second year in a row, he advanced to the Firestone Fast 6. Afters starting 4th, Daly battled both wet and dry track conditions and earned his first Top 5 finish of the season with a 5th place.
* BitNile Holdings, Inc. is the primary partner of the No. 20 Chevrolet as part of a multi-year deal. The diversified holding company specializes in disruptive technologies, including cryptocurrencies and innovations in the field of Decentralized Finance (“DeFi”). BitNile focuses on large-scale crypto mining with energy efficient, powerful operations located in North America and operate their own high-density data center. BitNile invests in technology platforms that provide crypto holders a vehicle to earn interest on their crypto assets. 

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered By BitNile Chevrolet: “Great day! I’m very happy with qualifying and to get into the history books as third fastest ever in qualifying! It’s pretty good to have two Dutch guys in the top three. The car felt great, I’m excited for the chance to do two more runs tomorrow and hopefully put an ECR Chevrolet on pole again. Great job by my team, car was awesome!” (Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR)

Rinus VeeKay 2022.jpgBIRTHDAY: September 11, 2000
HOMETOWN: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
RESIDENCE: Fort Lauderdale, FL
INDY 500 STATS
BEST START: 3rd (2021)
BEST FINISH: 8th (2021)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 2

CAREER STATS
SEASON: 3rd
STARTS: 34
WINS: 1
POLES: 2
OF NOTE:
* All but one competitor in the 33-car Indianapolis 500 field made a qualifying attempt today and Rinus VeeKay was the fastest of them all. The 21-year-old had the second spot in the qualifying line and posted a four-lap average of 233.655 mph.
* Though VeeKay’s starting position is not yet set, he is now three-for-three in years of achieving a historical milestone during qualifications. By starting 4th in his first Indianapolis 500 in 2020, he recorded the best qualifying result by a teenager in Indy 500 history. In 2021, he became the youngest front row qualifier in “500” history when he started 3rd. As of today, he now holds the 3rd-fastest 4-lap average speed in the 106 years of the Indianapolis 500.
* VeeKay has three Top 10 finishes in five races so far this season, including his first podium of the year three weeks ago at Barber Motorsports Park. After starting from the pole position, he took the checkered flag in third.
* Ed Carpenter Racing became known as the Bitcoin Racing Team in 2021. Through the generosity of BitNile Holdings, Inc. (BitNile), the Bitcoin Racing Team will continue to grow in 2022. VeeKay is competing in the No. 21 Bitcoin Racing Team Powered by BitNile Chevrolet, which he helped design. Additionally, individual who scans the unique QR code on the side of VeeKay’s No. 21 and completes the registration process will receive free Bitcoin from Earnity, a community-based crypto platform of which BitNile is a significant investor.

ED CARPENTER, No. 33 Alzamend Neuro Chevrolet: “Today was just an extension of an already crazy Fast Friday with things changing rapidly. The qualifying draw seemed like it came into play a little bit more than some years, but I’m really happy to get the No. 33 Alzamend Neuro Chevy through to tomorrow. We’ve got two of our three represented in the Fast 12, which is great. We always want more, but we’ll take what we can get. Hopefully we can put two ECR cars on the front row!” (Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR)

Ed Carpenter Alzamend copy.jpgBIRTHDAY: March 3, 1981
HOMETOWN: Indianapolis, IN
RESIDENCE: Indianapolis, IN
INDY 500 STATS

BEST START: 1st (2013, 2014, 2018)
BEST FINISH: 2nd (2018)
NUMBER OF STARTS: 18

CAREER STATS
SEASON: 20th
STARTS: 192
WINS: 3
POLES: 4
OF NOTE:
* Ed Carpenter has qualified for his 19th Indianapolis 500, solidifying him as one of the most experienced drivers in the field. His four-lap average of 232.397 mph placed him seventh overall, easily advancing him to tomorrow’s Top Twelve.
* This morning, Carpenter set the fastest practice lap since 1996 with a lap of 234.410 mph.
* Carpenter is the only individual in the 33-car field who handles both the responsibility of driving and owning his own team. The Indianapolis native solidified his status as a hometown favorite by winning the pole position in 2013 and 2014; in 2018, he became just the 10th driver to collect three or more Indy 500 poles in the century-plus history of the race. Some of his strongest finishes have come in recent years, including a runner-up finish after leading the most laps in 2018 and a 5th place in 2021. 
* The No. 33 features the striking purple and aqua colors of Alzamend Neuro. Alzamend is focused on developing novel products for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders with a primary target of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzamend is committed to “Making Alzheimer’s Just a Memory.
* Though Carpenter’s car is an expansion to ECR’s usual two-car program, the No. 33 pit consists of many familiar faces. Most crew members are an annual part of ECR’s Indy 500 program, some having been with the team since its first time with three cars in 2015. Carpenter’s crew is also be supplemented with several of ECR’s shop-based employees who are trackside each Month of May. 
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