VeeKay is particularly excited about the initiative of Strike and Ed Carpenter Racing and considers it an honor to be the first IndyCar driver to participate in the most important race of the year in a car sponsored by Bitcoin. “I feel a connection to Bitcoin – I drive the car with the starting number 21 and there is 21 million Bitcoin in circulation. Plus, he’s young, vibrant and fresh – that’s how I hope to find out! “
Ed Carpenter, team director and namesake of Ed Carpenter Racing, sees the partnership with Bitcoin as a logical step in a changing financial climate. “The fact that this project is becoming a reality is something that particularly appeals to me,” Carpenter said from the United States. Carpenter offers its employees the option of having their wages paid in Bitcoin, a unique feature of the NTT IndyCar series. Initiator Strike has also launched a donation campaign, where the Bitcoin community can raise funds to fund necessary activities on and around the circuit. VeeKay’s # 21 Bitcoin Chevrolet is therefore equipped with a QR code, allowing anyone to contribute their share.
For Rinus van Kalmthout, it will be his second participation in the famous Indianapolis 500. In his first participation, in 2020, the Dutchman qualified in an excellent fourth position. It turned out to be the eighth time in eight consecutive years that at least one Ed Carpenter Racing driver has joined the so-called Nine fast managed to scissors. Thanks to her performance, VeeKay ended up in the record books – never in the long history of the Brickyard a teenager was so successful in qualifying.
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