Ed Carpenter Racing Tag

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
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil has the potential to produce some very compelling headlines. Possibilities include a fourth win for Helio Castroneves, back-to-back wins for Juan Pablo Montoya, a second win for Scott Dixon or Tony Kanaan, or even a first-time winner like Will Power or Simon Pagenaud. The one thing that these scenarios have in common is that they are all highly plausible, and would not be unexpected. The very nature of a 500 mile raceRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Josef Newgarden was hoping a return trip to Barber Motorsports Park would mean a return to Victory Lane, but when the checkered flag flew the young American came home with a third place finish. Newgarden maintained a consistent pace for much of the day, always hanging among the top five before charging late. The 25-year-old made a daring move on the inside of Will Power in the closing stages of the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, and began to hunt down the wounded Honda of GrahamRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor Another entry for the Month of May has been confirmed as JR Hildebrand will complete and All-American lineup for Ed Carpenter Racing. The team also announced that Preferred Freezer Services will return as Hildebrand’s sponsor for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Hildebrand, 28, has not raced competed a full season in IndyCar since 2012 and has since ran a few one off deals for Bryan Herta Autosport as well as EdRead More

Posted On February 28, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Ed Carpenter Racing duo shows strong at test

Ed Carpenter Racing left Phoenix International Raceway hopeful with both cars near the top of the speed chart. Newgarden was third fastest overall in the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevy (19.2917 seconds, 190.714 mph), with Carpenter close behind in fourth (19.3316, 190.321) driving the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevy. The team co-owner/driver didn’t hide his pleasure with the improvement in the team’s oval performance. “It’s encouraging, for sure, when you look at where we were on the ovals a year ago starting the season,” Carpenter said. “It’s really encouraging toRead More

Posted On February 19, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

A tale of two Americans

By Josh Farmer, Journalist Nearing the end of a somewhat quiet offseason for the Verizon IndyCar Series, the merger of Andretti Autosport and Bryan Herta Autosport has given us the most exciting silly season news to come all winter. Alexander Rossi is now the prime candidate to take over the #98 ride after not getting a ride with Manor F1 which went to Rio Haryanto. Rossi drove for Manor F1 in the five of the last seven races of the 2015 Formula One season, becoming the first American to compete in F1Read More

Posted On February 2, 2016By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

A bit of Zen for Newgarden

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar Correspondent SPEEDWAY, Ind. – There’s been quite a shakeup in the world of Josef Newgarden. CFH Racing went back to its old former self of Ed Carpenter Racing after the decline in the price of oil inhibited Wink Hartman’s ability to be a co-owner of the team. But despite the ownership issues facing ECR, Newgarden isn’t worried about 2016. “There’s definitely been team differences each year, and I think I’m probably more relaxed this year than any season, for one reason or another, I don’t knowRead More
Josef Newgarden 2015 Win
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief CFH Racing announced that owners Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman have removed themselves as owners of the team, dissolving it and re-introducing Ed Carpenter Racing for the 2016 IndyCar season. Hartman’s oil company has taken a major hit since prices have reduced and as such hurt his chances to continue involvement with the team going forward. Fisher will stay involved with the team, working with current partners and assisting in sponsor development. Entering 2015 the trio of Hartmen, Fisher, and driver/owner Ed Carpenter decided to mergeRead More