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Carpenter Leads Hectic Final Practice at Texas

By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas – The final practice on race eve at Texas Motor Speedway has become known for nonstop action. This evening’s 30-minute session was no exception. Ed Carpenter was fastest with a lap of 224.682 mph in the practice that featured large groups of cars running together to get a better sense of what race conditions will be like for Saturday’s Rainguard...
Via Motorsports Tribune
14 days ago

Ed Carpenter Open to Team Expansion

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Ed Carpenter Racing’s eponymous team owner has a pretty successful business model. After driving the teams’ sole car in 2012 and 2013, Carpenter contested the ovals in 2014, ceding the road and street courses to Mike Conway. After spending 2015 rebranded as CFH Racing thanks to a merger with Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman...
Via Motorsports Tribune
22 days ago

Looking back at 40 years of women racing in the Indianapolis 500

The 1977 Indianapolis 500 was monumental in a variety of ways. A.J. Foyt made history as the first four-time champion of the Indy 500. But the race also signaled a change in the speedway and in modern racing that is still seen 40 years later.It was in 1977 that Janet Guthrie broke the gender barrier and became the first woman in 66 years to race in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Motor Speedway unveils renovations, new racing surface

The two-month project to resurface and renovate Texas Motor Speedway has been officially completed and was debuted with the help of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chris Buescher and IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter.Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, joined the two drivers for a ceremonial first lap Monday to commemorate the track's renovations.Buescher,...
Via FOX Sports
March 14, 2017

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
September 29, 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 enjoying success as driver-owner this year in IndyCar

As the Verizon IndyCar Series enters their final month of competition for 2014, reflection has begun to set in for many in what they have accomplished so far thus year. For Ed Carpenter, that reflection in the rear view brings positive thoughts. “It’s been a good year,” he commented. “I think to have three wins on the year, it’s hard not to be happy with that.  I feel...
Via On Pit Road
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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