INDIANAPOLIS- It was a unseasonably cold day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to kick off the 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
The low temps and windy conditions made many stay in the the warmth of Gasoline Alley and take the day off.
For the 15 drivers that did take to the track hometown hero Ed Carpenter set the quickest lap at 220.970 mph. Carpenter set that lap with just...
Ed Carpenter jumped to the top of the speed chart late Saturday afternoon and finished with the fastest lap of the day during the Indianapolis 500's first practice session.
Carpenter, the stepson of former Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George, finished the 2.5-mile oval going 220.970 mph. Another American, Josef Newgarden, was second-fastest at 220.920 while rookie Carlos...
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2 days ago
This is the first edition of a new weekly series I’m conducting on Race Review Online.
Each week, we’ll take a look at a different Izod IndyCar Series driver and get to know them in a different light. I’ll ask basically the same questions but to different drivers to find out what makes them tick.
These type of editions are widely popular on the NASCAR side as fans can get a...
NBC Sports Network's Robin Miller is reporting on SPEED.com that Ed Carpenter Racing team manager Derrick Walker has agreed to become IndyCar's president of racing operations, and that a formal announcement is expected next week.
Walker, 68, has over four decades of racing experience across Formula One, IndyCar and sports cars. He served as Penske Racing's vice president...
Ed Carpenter's win Saturday night is the biggest win no one will remember. Unfortunately for him, the championship battle was so fierce with so much action going on around the track that no one paid much attention to the American winning his second career IndyCar race.
Carpenter's first series win was a thrilling one in that he just beat eventual series champion Dario Franchitti...
Ed Carpenter has become the 33rd driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, assuring race officials they will have a full field for the May 27 race.
Minutes later, Charlie Kimball became the fourth driver to crash on the 2.5-mile oval in two days.
When Kimball's car got below the white line going through the first turn on the hot, slick track, the back end of the car spun...
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May 20, 2012
Ed Carpenter has taken the biggest hit of Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Just two turns into his second qualification run of the day, Carpenter's No. 20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet snapped around and slammed the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier. The impact caused the car to go airborne almost completely on its left side for a few moments before coming down right...
Ed Carpenter Racing has signed with Chevrolet as its engine provider deal for the upcoming IndyCar season.
Carpenter confirmed the deal with Chevrolet to The Associated Press on Monday morning, hours ahead of IndyCar's planned State of the Sport presentation. He'll be officially introduced as a Chevy driver during the evening events.
Chevrolet is making its return to IndyCar...
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February 13, 2012
One car each from Ed Carpenter Racing and Jay Penske's Lotus Dragon Racing team have been selected as the final two members of the IndyCar Leaders Circle program.
Eighteen of the 20 cars finished in the top 22 in entrants points last season, and on Friday series officials exercised their option to award money to two additional teams planning to run full-time schedules in 2012...
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February 10, 2012
Ed Carpenter is fielding his own IZOD IndyCar Series squad in 2012, serving as the owner/driver for Ed Carpenter Racing. By all accounts, he's kept a even keel about the challenge. But with undertaking any new project, it never hurts to have a little advice on what to expect.Especially if that advice is coming from Tony Stewart, who recently claimed his third NASCAR championship...