WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA and INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) has announced a partnership with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver for the 2021 season Conor Dalywho lives with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and will help raise awareness about diabetes and innovative management options. MannKind will also be a main sponsor for Ed Carpenter Racing when Daly puts the MannKind # 20 Chevrolet on the May 15Race the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“MannKind met Conor in early 2019 and we love his ability to rise to any challenge he faces,” he said Michael Castagna, CEO of MannKind Corporation. “We strive to find new ways to put people in control of their health, and Conor is an example of the spirit of MannKind’s mission – to live a life without limits.”
Daly was first diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 14 and is now the only known American professional racer to ride T1D full-time. “I look forward to working with MannKind again for the 2021 racing season and I look forward to sharing my T1D story through this partnership,” said Daly. “I can’t wait to get the MannKind No. 20 Chevrolet onto the track this weekend.”
The MannKind Chevrolet No. 20 gets a nervous “Tired of Pricks?” tagline – a targeted word game designed to draw attention to NeedleFreeInsulin.com. To highlight the text, the car is presented in a magenta and blue-green color scheme derived from the MannKind brand range.
“We are very excited to have this eye-catching paint job when Conor represents Ed Carpenter Racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend,” he said Alejandro Galindo, Chief Commercial Officer of MannKind Corporation. “As part of an expanded marketing partnership, we will be working closely with Daly on a number of appearances to emphasize that living with diabetes shouldn’t keep you from achieving your dreams. The first event is scheduled for Indy 500 week late Can. “
Like many professional racing drivers, Daly began karting regularly at the age of 10. Four years later, he ran into a hurdle while going to the hospital after losing weight and feeling an insatiable thirst for water. “I didn’t drive that day, but had tests carried out to find out what was wrong with me,” remembers Daly. That answer came in the form of a type 1 diabetes diagnosis.
“It was a surprise, but I knew this was just another challenge that life brought and I wasn’t going to let that hold me back,” said Daly. True to his beliefs, he was back on the go-kart track less than a week later and in 2006 won the World Karting Association’s Grand Nationals title. He got into car racing in 2007 and has moved on in the sport he loves.
After finding success in both United States In 2015, Daly made the decision to focus exclusively on American motorsport. In the past seven years, he has participated in over 60 Indy auto races. The 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season is Daly’s second with ECR. He will compete for ECR in 14 of 17 events this year and will drive the # 20 Chevrolet during road and road course events. At the ECR team owner Ed Carpenter resigns to No. 20 for the Indianapolis 500 later this month, Daly will switch to the U.S. Air Force No. 47 Chevrolet. Daly is known for his desire to improve his skills through racing in a variety of disciplines. He recently competed in the USAC Midgets, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
About the MannKind Corporation
MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) is focused on the development and marketing of inhaled therapeutic products for patients with endocrine and orphaned lung diseases. MannKind currently markets Afrezza® (Insulin Human) Inhalable Powder, the company’s first FDA-cleared product and the only inhaled ultra-fast acting insulin at mealtime in The United Stateswhere it is available by prescription in pharmacies across the country. Afrezza is also available by prescription Brazilwhere it is commercialized by the company’s partner, Biomm SA. MannKind was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California. The company also has field and medical representatives in the United States. For more information, please visit mannkindcorp.com.
About Ed Carpenter Racing
Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) enters season 10 of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition in 2021 IndianapolisThe racing team has demonstrated its versatility by collecting seven wins on every type of track the series runs on – street and street courses, short ovals and speedways. ECR is run by IndyCar’s only team owner / driver. Ed Carpenter, three-time pole winner for the Indianapolis 500 (2013, 2014 and 2018). In 2021 Indiana Aboriginal carpenter and Conor Daly will share the # 20 Chevrolet with Carpenter driving the oval races and Daly taking over the street and street course events. Both are entered in the field Indianapolis 500 next to 2020 rookie of the year Rinus VeeKay, Full-time driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet ECR celebrated his eSports debut in the 2020 iRX World Championship Jim Beaver eSport. More information can be found at http://www.edcarpenterracing.com/.
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