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Christian Rasmussen

Driver – #20

Christian Rasmussen has joined Ed Carpenter Racing as part of the team’s 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES campaign. The 23-year-old Danish driver will compete in all road and street course events in the No. 20 GuyCare Chevrolet and transition to ECR’s third entry for the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Rasmussen’s ascension to North America’s premier open-wheel series comes on the heels of his recent 2023 INDY NXT title, his third championship in the past four years.

 

Rasmussen was only nine years old when he claimed his first karting championship in Denmark. He arrived in the United States in 2018 and was a part of the Road to Indy the following year. He is only the second driver in history earn a championship in each division that currently feeds the NTT INDYCAR SERIES – USF2000 (2020), USF Pro 2000 (2021) and INDY NXT (2023). This year’s title was the culmination of a dominant season that included five wins, eight podiums, 10 Top 5 finishes and 13 Top 10s in 14 races. By the season finale, he merely had to start the race to clinch the championship; instead, he led every lap and earned his fifth victory of the year.

Fast Facts

Birthdate: June 29, 2000
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Residence: Indianapolis, IN

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Starts: 1

Career Highlights

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Career History

– Joined Ed Carpenter Racing as road and street course driver of the No. 20 GuyCare Chevrolet in 2024
– Will compete in the team’s 3rd entry in the Indianapolis 500

Additional Motorsport Highlights

– 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona winner in the LMP2 class
– Named 2023 Motorsports Driver of the Year by Dansk Automobil Sports Union, the highest recognition a Danish racing driver can achieve
– Only the second driver in history earn a championship in each open-wheel junior category that currently feeds the NTT INDYCAR SERIES – USF2000 (2020), USF Pro 2000 (2021) and INDY NXT (2023)
– Won the 2023 INDY NXT (formerly Indy Lights) championship with five wins, eight podiums, 10 Top 5 finishes and 13 Top 10s in 14 races
– Won his first karting championship at only nine years old and began racing in the United States in 2018

Next Race

Streets of Long Beach

April 21, 2024 • 3 p.m. ET

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