Max Chilton will be back for a fifth season in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020. Chilton, 28, will remain with Carlin for a third year as he will pilot the No. 59 Chevrolet on a part-time basis.
Last year, Chilton decided following the Indy 500 that he didn’t want to run ovals anymore. While his best career finish of fourth (2017 Indy 500) was on one, he just isn’t comfortable on them. Last year, he decided to just race on all road/street course tracks and give his seat up to someone else on ovals.
Conor Daly filled in for him in those opportunities at Texas, Iowa, Pocono and Gateway. The same will be for this year. Chilton will race on all 12 of the road/street courses and just the Indy 500 while also giving up his seat for Texas, Iowa, Richmond and Gateway. No driver was announced yet for that role in those races.
Chilton, has made 62 career Indy Car starts with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2016 and 2017 and Carlin for 2018 and 2019. The England native has eight career top 10 finishes to his credit but his last being in Sept. 2017.