Ed Carpenter Racing Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Switching teams from one season to the next can be a daunting task. It can be more daunting when you’re going from having one teammate to having multiple teammates. Further daunting would be joining the most successful team in the Verizon IndyCar Series. That’s what Josef Newgarden has done for 2017, leaving the comfort of Ed Carpenter Racing and stepping up to the big time and with it, a whole different team structure. At Ed Carpenter Racing, the 2011 Indy Lights championRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Sunday is Pole Day for the 101st Indianapolis 500 and here we will have live web coverage of qualifications as we did Saturday. The No. 18 car now driven by James Davison will start 33rd. No. 40 Zach Veach for AJ Foyt Racing Lap 1: 223.913 mph Lap 2: 221.464 mph Lap 3: 222.000 mph Lap 4: 217.064 mph Average: 221.081 mph No. 63 Pippa Mann for Dale Coyne Racing Lap 1: 225.542 mph Lap 2: 224.875 mph Lap 3: 224.831 mphRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- High gusts of wind severely limited practice for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 as only 21 cars turned laps during Wednesday’s practice session. Ed Carpenter Racing was the quickest team of the day with Ed Carpenter leading with a fastest lap of 222.894 mph in his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet. JR Hildebrand’s No. 21 Preferred Freezer Service Chevrolet was third fastest at 220.553 mph. Scott Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing Honda split the duo with a lapRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — In recent years, many stars of the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires have had some difficult luck breaking into a full time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series so many drivers are accepting one-off drives, including Zach Veach. Veach was given the task of driving the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing at Barber Motorsports Park after regular driver JR Hildebrand was on the mend from a broken hand. Veach now isRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer SPEEDWAY, Indiana- Spencer Pigot had a mountain to climb after qualifying 16th for Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Unloading his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet off the trailer in fifth place during the first practice session, Pigot struggled in qualifying, unable to make it out of his group in the first round. “It seemed yesterday that we kind of struggled when the track was getting hotter, today we didn’t,” Pigot said. “IRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Juncos Racing has announced that Spencer Pigot will pilot the No. 11 Chevrolet-powered entry in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. The Mazda Road to Indy stalwart team have decided to step up to running in the Indianapolis 500 this year ahead of a planned full time run in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018. Pigot has run for Juncos Racing for several seasons. He won the 2014 Pro Mazda title and was crowned Indy Lights champion in 2015 for Ricardo Juncos’sRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter AVONDALE, Ariz. – JR Hildebrand’s return to the cockpit ended very sweetly with his first podium in nearly six years. While still nursing a broken bone in his left hand, the driver of the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet was on pace throughout the entire day and came home in third place, his best finish since finishing second in the 2011 Indianapolis 500. “I’m excited to get the result for the team,” said Hildebrand. “The car was bitchin’. At the end of the race, I know weRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter AVONDALE, Ariz. – Cast off, gloves on. JR Hildebrand is glad to be back this weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Hildebrand was forced to sit out last week’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama after he broke his left hand in a last-lap accident with Mikhail Aleshin at the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach three weeks ago. If breaking a bone in his left hand wasn’t bad enough, the incident came just three months into his full-time return to the Verizon IndyCar Series. “It’sRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief JR Hildebrand was cleared Tuesday and will return to the cockpit of the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet in this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. The 29-year-old from Sausalito, California, sustained a broken bone in his left hand in a last lap accident with Mikhail Aleshin at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 9. Hildebrand was not cleared to drive last weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, forcing his Ed Carpenter Racing teamRead More

Posted On April 23, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Zach Veach Survives First IndyCar Race

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Being thrown in on the deep end in the Verizon IndyCar Series isn’t a good thing, and being announced as a driver for Ed Carpenter Racing only days before making your debut at one of the more challenging natural terrain road courses in the country certainly doesn’t help matters. However, Zach Veach had exactly that scenario play out for him at Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama as he wheeled his No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka ChevroletRead More