Ed Carpenter Racing Tag

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer And then there were two… With fifteen race weekends in the books, and just one remaining, the Verizon IndyCar Series is set to crown their 2016 champion at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on September 18th. The season started with optimism from every team on the grid. Target Chip Ganassi driver, Scott Dixon, was looking at adding a fifth title to his resume.  Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya was looking to avenge a season where he lost the crown to Dixon on a tiebreaker.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Scott Dixon’s quest to repeat as Verizon IndyCar Series champion all but ended following a crash in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet’s driver day ended on lap 213 after colliding with the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter. The incident ended at the entry of Turn 1 following an intense battle when Dixon was trying to press forward in hopes of catching race leader James Hinchcliffe and get back on theRead More
NEWTON, Iowa (Sunday, July 10, 2016) – Josef Newgarden put on one of the most dominant clinics in Indy car history, leading a record 282 laps today to win the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. The victory was the third of Newgarden’s six-year Verizon IndyCar Series career and first on an oval track. It also vaulted the Ed Carpenter Racing driver three spots into second place in the point standings after 10 of 16 completed races. CLICK HERE: Iowa Corn 300 box score Starting the 300-lap race second inRead More
Spencer Pigot scored a career-best finish of ninth in only his sixth start as the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Road America. The IndyCar rookie reigning Indy Lights champion kept the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet out of trouble early, until a late caution bunched the field back up and allowed him to set his sights on the top 10. Pigot powered past series championship leader Simon Pagenaud in the late stages and finished behind his Ed Carpenter Racing teammate, Josef Newgarden, to put an exclamation point on the bannerRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief According to Motorsport.com, JR Hildebrand will replace the injured Josef Newgarden at the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series test at Road America on Wednesday, along with any races should Newgarden not be ready. Newgarden fractured his right clavicle and a small fracture in his right hand after a vicious crash at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Hildebrand has been in a part time role with Ed Carpenter Racing, having raced the previous three Indianapolis 500’s under its banner, along with two Grand Prix of Indianapolis. “We’re testingRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden has suffered a fractured right clavicle and a small fracture in his right hand following a horrifying crash in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The incident happened on the exit of Turn 4 of the 1.5-mile oval when Newgarden was making a move to the outside of rookie Conor Daly, who lost the backend of his No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda before sliding into the Tennessee native. The two made contact as NewgardenRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Josef Newgarden used a two stop strategy to score his career best finish of fourth on the Raceway of Belle Isle Park in race two of the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. The 25-year-old started the day mired back in 17th, dodging calamity early with a three car accident in front of Newgarden on the opening lap. With cautions falling on lap 35 and again on lap 50, the running order shuffled amongst the frontrunners as Helio Castroneves and race one winner SebastienRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Spencer Pigot will join Ed Carpenter Racing starting with the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit for the remainder of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Season. The 22-year-old will drive the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet on the 10 remaining road and street courses while driver/owner Ed Carpenter will continue to race on the ovals. Pigot drove for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing at St. Petersburg, the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with a bestRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden led all drivers during Monday’s final practice before Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The second place qualifier clicked off a lap averaged at 227.414 mph and led a Chevrolet sweep of the top four spots. 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan was second quickest and was followed by Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon in third. Sage Karam was fourth quickest while Pippa Mann recovered from crashing during qualifying on Saturday to log the fifth quickest time for Dale CoyneRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden missed out on sitting on pole for the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil by 0.04s in the final seconds of Sunday’s Fast Nine Shootout. The 25-year-old went out fourth put down the fastest single lap on the afternoon at 231.551 mph on the opening of his four circuits around the 2.5-mile oval. With an energetic roar from the crowd, Newgarden came across with a four lap average of 230.700 mph and jumped to the top of the scoring pylon.Read More