Barnes: Driver Possibilities are Endless for Ed Carpenter Racing

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Since the departure of Josef Newgarden to Team Penske, Ed Carpenter Racing has now become the best remaining option for drivers seeking a ride for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. A smaller team in numbers to industry giants such as Penske, Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport, team owner and part-time driver Ed Carpenter has made the...
Via Motorsports Tribune
10 days ago

Newgarden to Leave Ed Carpenter Racing

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Ed Carpenter Racing announced that driver Josef Newgarden will not return to the team for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Newgarden’s was contracted through September 28 and now is free to take other offers if they come available. “While it’s disappointing that Josef will not be returning, it’s also not a total surprise after all...
Via Motorsports Tribune
21 days ago

Josef Newgarden leaving Ed Carpenter for IndyCar promotion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Josef Newgarden has informed Ed Carpenter he will not return to the IndyCar team next season. Ed Carpenter Racing announced Newgarden's decision on Thursday. The American driver is thought to be highly coveted by Team Penske, which has been in limbo over the status of former Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. It could lead to a seat swap with Newgarden...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar Texas race will resume without Carpenter, Newgarden

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden will not be allowed to participate in the Aug. 27 resumption of the rain-delayed IndyCar Series race in Texas. The league announced its plans Friday for how it will restart the Firestone 600, which earlier this month was postponed once and then completed only 71 of its scheduled 248 laps the following day. Carpenter and...
Via Associated Press
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Pigot joining Ed Carpenter Racing for road, street courses

DETROIT (AP) Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot is joining Ed Carpenter Racing and will drive the No. 20 car for the rest of the road and street course events on this year's IndyCar schedule. ECR announced the move Thursday, with two races coming up this weekend at Belle Isle's street course in Detroit. Pigot was last year's Indy Lights champion. Team owner Ed Carpenter drives...
Via Associated Press
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Ed Carpenter Racing to Rev Gears with Allison in May

Allison Transmission will be sponsoring the No 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet driven by Josef Newgarden during the Angies List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on May 14th. Additionally, they will be sponsoring the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet driven by two-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner and team owner Ed Carpenter during the...
Via On Pit Road
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Ed Carpenter’s Bad Blues Continues with Phoenix Crash

Throughout testing and practice, Ed Carpenter Racing showed some of the best speed of any team. However, for Ed Carpenter in the race, it didn’t go as planned. With 54 laps to go, Carpenter would go to make a move underneath Will Power, get a little loose, slide up into the marbles. Once the hot tires hit the dirty part of the track, it was over as the veteran made significant...
Via On Pit Road
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Ed Carpenter Racing Sticks With Josef Newgarden For 2016

Despite what seemed to be a devastating blow suffered last week when co-owner Wink Hartman withdrew his funding from the now Ed Carpenter Racing team for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, team owner and two-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner Ed Carpenter says that the word “setback” is far from the appropriate term to describe the prospects for his operation entering the new season...
Via On Pit Road
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

From the catchfence to the grid: Carpenter's turnaround day at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – After starting on pole position for the Indianapolis 500 the last two years running, Ed Carpenter walked out of Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday morning confident he could make another run at the No. 1 starting position. When Carpenter was told that no driver had ever won three Indy 500 poles in a row, the popular hometown driver said, ...
Via FOX Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter crashes during the Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ed Carpenter crashed during practice ahead of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Carpenter, who is trying to become the first driver to win three consecutive Indy 500 poles, spun into the turn two wall and flipped over before the car came to rest on its side. Practice was delayed for repairs to the track and safety fence. Carpenter's crash at Indianapolis...
Via Associated Press
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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