Ed Carpenter Racing Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer LEEDS, Alabama – In all four points paying races that Spencer Pigot has contested at Barber Motorsports Park in the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires, the 2014 Pro Mazda and 2015 Indy Lights champion is undefeated. After sweeping the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights races, the 23-year-old has every reason to feel confident heading into the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the third Verizon IndyCar Series race of the 2017 season, but the Floridian doesn’t feel any addedRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer During the recent Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand suffered a broken bone in his left hand that required surgery. While still in recovery, the Speedway, Indiana team has called for the services of Zach Veach to fill in Hildebrand’s No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park while Hildebrand recovers. While this is Veach’s first IndyCar race, it is not his first experience in anRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief LONG BEACH, California – JR Hildebrand suffered a broken bone in his left hand after a collision on the last lap of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which opens the possibility of missing the next round at Barber Motorsports Park in two weeks. The 29-year-old Californian was attempting to get by Mikhail Aleshin before the two eventually wrecked. After undergoing treatment from INDYCAR medical director Dr. Geoffrey Billows, it was determined that a re-evaluation is needed later this week in Indianapolis before being clearedRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ed Carpenter Racing’s duo of Spencer Pigot and JR Hildebrand had some good moments during Sunday’s season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. For Pigot, the road and street course specialist in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet, it was a lot of good moments before a major bad one. Pigot qualified 13th, but worked his way up to fifth before the final caution of the race on LapRead More

Posted On February 22, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2017 IndyCar Driver Preview: Ed Carpenter

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Age: 35 Years in IndyCar: 14 Wins: 3 Podiums: 7 Laps led: 305 2017 Team: Ed Carpenter Racing Ed Carpenter is looking for an improved 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series oval campaign. With a background in oval track driving, Carpenter scaled his full-time IndyCar commitments back to just ovals in 2014 and allowed a road racing driver to take over on the road and street courses. Since making that decision, the driver of the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet has had feast orRead More

Posted On February 14, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2017 IndyCar Driver Preview: J. R. Hildebrand

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Age: 29 Years in IndyCar: 7 Wins: 0 Podiums: 1 Laps led: 80 2016 Team: Ed Carpenter Racing (part time) 2017 Team: Ed Carpenter Racing (full time) Persistence and resilience have led to a return to a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series ride for JR Hildebrand. Hildebrand has served the de facto test driver for Ed Carpenter Racing along with racing at the previous three Indianapolis 500s and the previous two IndyCar Grand Prixs on the Speedway’s road course. With the departure of Josef Newgarden toRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The Verizon IndyCar Series’ silly season is nearly complete as Ed Carpenter Racing announced that driver Spencer Pigot will return to the team for the 2017 season. The 23-year-old from Orlando, Florida will drive the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet on the road and street courses while team owner/driver Ed Carpenter will drive on the ovals. “I’m very excited to be staying with Ed Carpenter Racing for the 2017 season,” Pigot said. “It’s a great feeling to know that I have a secure ride forRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Zach Veach is a very seasoned driver in the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. Since starting in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda, Veach has 183 starts across all three steps on the MRTI. His last season in Indy Lights in 2016 netted him three wins (and nearly a fourth at the opening race of the season) but so far he hasn’t secured an IndyCar ride for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.  How has Veach kept himself busyRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter On the heels of a part-time rookie season in 2016, Spencer Pigot feels that returning to Ed Carpenter Racing for the road and street courses in 2017 would be a nice fit. The 23-year-old from Pasadena, California joined ECR driving the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet alongside Josef Newgarden for the road and street courses at the Detroit doubleheader round after beginning the season with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The two brightest points of his season came at Road America and Mid-Ohio where Pigot started deepRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Redemption. JR Hildebrand has had that word on his mind for three years now since getting unceremoniously dropped by Panther Racing after the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and now the Sausalito, CA native has his second chance as Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Hildebrand will pilot the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet full time next year in the Verizon IndyCar Series. “Honestly, I just couldn’t be more ready to get started! I’ve been close to, but still outside of,Read More