VeeKay to stay with Ed Carpenter Racing in IndyCar on long-term deal - Motor Informed
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VeeKay to stay with Ed Carpenter Racing in IndyCar on long-term deal

The 2019 Indy Lights runner-up joined ECR after leaving a extremely constructive impression on the staff following preliminary testing, and in his rookie season VeeKay scored a pole place, a podium and two different top-five finishes on his solution to the Rookie of The 12 months title.

In Might 2021, he gained the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, took a runner-up end in Detroit, and regardless of lacking a race after breaking his collarbone in a fall from a mountain-bike, nonetheless salvaged sixth within the championship.

This 12 months, VeeKay has taken one other pole, one other podium, and 4 different top-six finishes and at present lies 11th within the championship, and for the second successive 12 months began the Indy 500 from the entrance row.

“I’m very excited to proceed with Ed Carpenter Racing for what will probably be my fourth 12 months within the NTT IndyCar Sequence,” stated the Dutchman who turns 22 subsequent month.

“Ed Carpenter gave me the chance to drive for the staff after I got here out of Indy Lights and has let me showcase my skills in an Indy automotive ever since.

“The continuity at ECR is nice, there have barely been any adjustments in my time right here and it’s very good to have the identical group of individuals round me on a regular basis. We have now been stepping up our sport each season and with the assist of Todd Ault and BitNile, we are able to actually transfer ahead as we head into 2023.”

ECR staff proprietor Ed Carpenter stated: “I’m so joyful to have the ability to prolong our relationship with Rinus. He’s a particularly versatile and gifted driver.

“It has been and stays our hope to construct our staff to new heights with Rinus serving to lead the cost. Our objectives and expectations are to win races and to compete for championships.”

VeeKay acknowledged how grateful he’s for the assist he has acquired since arriving within the prime stage of US open-wheel racing.

He acknowledged: “I actually wish to thank Ed, Tony George, Stuart Reed for giving me the chance to proceed with ECR. All the staff deserves my gratitude, everybody out within the race store that works so onerous day-after-day to make me quick on observe.”

“We nonetheless have a season to complete this 12 months, but it surely’s nice to know future plans. It motivates me, the staff and everybody round us to get extra nice outcomes earlier than we give attention to subsequent 12 months!”

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