New colors on INDYCARs this week

Ed Carpenter Racing revealed the new colors on both of their cars for 2021. Team Penske showed off new colors for Josef Newgarden’s Indy 500 ride as well as Scott McLaughlin taking the keys over to the Yellow Submarine.

RLL also showed off a new scheme for Graham Rahals car at Texas too.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Fleet Cost & Care (FCC), an industry leader in fleet management software, has entered into a new multi-year agreement with the team for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES that will include full season associate sponsorship and grow from being a primary sponsor for one event to two as Fleet Cost & Care will be primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s entry for the Genesys 300 on May 1 and XPEL 375 on May 2 — both at Texas Motor Speedway.

FCC will begin their sixth season with the team in 2021 after growing the relationship from an associate sponsor role for multiple races in 2016 into a full season associate sponsor and primary for Graham Rahal’s entry for one race per year since 2018. The livery design will be reminiscent of team founder and co-owner Bobby Rahal’s fan-favorite livery that he competed in for “Rahal’s Last Ride” in his final season of Indy car competition in 1998 in celebration of the team’s 30th anniversary.

“As our partnership enters its sixth year, we continue to enjoy the benefits of being part of a team with a rich history of on track success and taking great care of their sponsors,” said Fleet Cost & Care President Jeff Curran. “Being a part of the RLL team during their 30th anniversary year and on the heels of a great Indy 500 showing is very special to me and everyone at Fleet Cost & Care.”

“Jeff and his employees are among the most enthusiastic supporters of our team,” added Mike Lanigan, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Bobby Rahal and David Letterman. “We’re proud to play an important role in helping Fleet Cost & Care grow their business both domestically and internationally. Jeff and his entire team are first-class partners and we’re thrilled to continue building on our past success together.”

Daly’s car

Ed Carpenter Racing and the U.S. Air Force are proud to unveil Conor Daly’s No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. In a brand-new design for 2021, Daly’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES car celebrates the U.S. Air Force’s B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. The No. 20 was painted in ECR’s race shop and features a pattern of silver, blue and black silhouettes of the only stealth bomber in the world.

A group of select Airmen from the 509th Bomb Wing were the first to see the 2021 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet two weeks ago. Daly and members of the Ed Carpenter Racing team travelled to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to meet the men and women who maintain, support and operate the aircraft and displayed the No. 20 car alongside the inspiration behind its design, a B-2 Spirit. The 509th Bomb Wing and its fleet of B-2s serve as part of the U.S. Air Force’s conventional and strategic combat force. Whiteman AFB is the only operational base for the strategic stealth bomber.

“The Air Force’s liveries have traditionally drawn inspiration from the fighter aircraft community, but air power is about much more than fighter aircraft,” said Major Jason Wyche, Chief, National Events Branch, Air Force Recruiting Service. “The B-2 plays a critical role in the defense of our nation, bringing massive firepower to bear, anywhere in the world, in a short amount of time. The B-2 is an iconic aircraft, so we are really excited to unveil this design highlighting the stealth bomber and the Airmen supporting that mission.”

The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward in technology, the bomber represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. Its low-observable, or “stealth,” characteristics give it the unique ability to penetrate an enemy’s most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most valued and heavily defended targets. First flown in 1989, it will continue to provide a strong, effective deterrent and combat force well into the 21st century.

Daly, 29, is continuing a partnership with the U.S. Air Force that originated four years ago. Beginning as a one-off 2018 Indianapolis 500 entry, Daly and the U.S. Air Force have grown to be synonymous in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Daly competed in the full 2020 schedule, splitting his talent between two teams. Daly drove the No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing during the road and street course events and the No. 47 in the Indianapolis 500. While ECR team owner Ed Carpenter raced the No. 20 on ovals, Daly stepped into Carlin’s No. 59. In addition to four Top 10 finishes, Daly earned his first career pole position at Iowa Speedway. Known for a desire to sharpen his skills by racing in different disciplines, Daly has recently competed in USAC Midgets, Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“To be able to pay tribute to one of the most outstanding aircrafts in the U.S. Air Force fleet is really incredible. The B-2 Spirit represents some of the greatest technology in the modern world and some of the most impressive air power. For it to be on our NTT INDYCAR SERIES car means a lot to myself and ECR, we hope it’s as powerful as the B-2.” Daly stated. “We have such incredible cars every year. We’ve showcased the history of the fighter jet, which is so fitting since our cars look like fighter jets. Now, we’ve got the B-2 on our car in a really cool pattern. We really hope the fans love it as much as we do!”

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