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IndyCar's Josef Newgarden hopes to run some NASCAR races in the future

Josef Newgarden says he is open to competing in some NASCAR races in the future.Newgarden, 25, currently drives the No. 21 Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, where he currently sits fourth in the standings after Mid-Ohio.The Tennessee native was on hand for last weekend’s Cheez-It 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

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

Indy 500 drivers confident cars are safer after Wednesday test

Ed Carpenter and James Hinchcliffe left Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday more confident about the cars they will race in May.A new rear-wing flap should prevent cars from going airborne, as Carpenter experienced 11 months ago. And new suspension parts should prevent drivers from getting gouged, which happened to Hinchcliffe last year before the Indianapolis 500 and left him...
Via Associated Press
April 07, 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: JR Hilderbrand Returns to ECR for Month of May

Ed Carpenter Racing announced recently that JR Hilderbrand would be returning to the team for both the Angie List Grand Prix of Indy and for the Indy 500.  The team was happy to have him back again because last year the trio which included Hilderbrand, (Ed) Carpenter and (Josef) Newgarden were dubbed America’s Team because they were the only team to include all American drivers...
Via On Pit Road
March 24, 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

Ed Carpenter to take sole ownership of IndyCar team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ed Carpenter will retake sole ownership of his IndyCar team this season. He announced Thursday that the team he co-owned with Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman will be renamed Ed Carpenter Racing. Last season, the team was known as CFH Racing. Fisher will focus on running her new business, Speedway Indoor Karting, which is expected to open this spring near Indianapolis...
Via Associated Press
January 28, 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
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