No more Flying Tiger or X-15 tribute cars,. The United States Air Force will not continue their sponsorship with Conor Daly and Ed Carpenter Racing. What does this mean for Daly and ECR? In an ironic twist, without the Air Force the future is up in the air.
The USAF liveries were some of the best in the 500 field the last couple of years. They will be missed.
The 2021 car, which honored the Tuskegee Airmen, was a fan favorite last May.
Daly says he has other sponsors that he has been developing, but is it enough? Will Carpenter still retain Daly for the number 20 road and street course program?
Daly has an option for a full time ride in NASCAR Trucks. he would still be available for the Indianapolis 500 if he goes that route, but his preference is to stay in Indycar.
Daly’s oval program with Carlin is also in doubt since the team has not announced their Indycar intentions for 2022.
I will have a silly season update later today.