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Posted On May 20, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Sunday Morning Reflections from Bump Day

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Bump Day was back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday and in many ways it was a true throwback. Well, at least for those who saw it. Veteran IndyCar writer/historian John Oreovicz calculated that in the final 10 minutes and 35 seconds of qualifying that there were six minutes and ten seconds of commercials. Not ideal considering that the gun to end qualifying went off at 5:50 for TV’s sake for interviews when they had so many commercial breaks late. It was aRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – The first day of qualifying for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was its typical emotional roller coaster. It was filled with nail-biting four-lap attempts, rain delays that ruined strategies, last-minute bids to bump into the field of 33 and ultimate heartbreak for those left on the outside looking in. The cars and drivers that will start the race on May 27 were established in qualifying on Saturday. Two drivers – Verizon IndyCar Series regular James Hinchcliffe and Indy-only pilot Pippa Mann –Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Wednesday practice came and went for the 35 drivers entered to qualify for 33 spots in this year’s Indianapolis 500 and Marco Andretti was on top of the time sheet. The 2006 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year turned a fastest lap of 227.053 mph in his No. 98 Andretti Autosport Honda but on the unassisted draft chart Andretti was only tenth fastest. Tony Kanaan was fastest on the unassisted lap chart with a lap of 223.048 mph. “Checking off the boxes right now,Read More

Posted On April 13, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Grand Prix of Long Beach IndyCar Preview

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California — The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season makes its first of two stops to California for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This weekend marks the 44th time a race has taken place along Shoreline Drive, the 34th such time for IndyCar racing and the second of a back-to-back-to-back stretch. Long Beach has provided for some interesting results. Last year marked James Hinchcliffe’s return to Victory Lane after a two year drought, but it is his fellow Canadian teammate that is makingRead More
INDIANAPOLIS – Preferred Freezer Services announced today a continuation of their partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing for the fifth consecutive year. ECR’s No. 21 Chevrolet will showcase the classic blue and white Preferred Freezer Services colors at four Verizon IndyCar Series races this year, including the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, first teamed up with Ed Carpenter Racing to field a second car for the team in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. The company has supportedRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief With the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season rapidly approaching, Motorsports Tribune is previewing each of the teams competing on the tour. The site’s IndyCar staff will break each team down, laying out their results from the previous season while previewing the year to come for the organization and their driver(s).  Team: Ed Carpenter Racing Drivers: Spencer Pigot, Jordan King, Ed Carpenter What Happened Last Year: Simply put, the 2017 season was one with a heavy dose of growing pains. It was the first year without Josef Newgarden, who leftRead More

Posted On January 4, 2018By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Jordan King Joins ECR for 2018 Run

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Ed Carpenter Racing will turn to a United States newcomer to fill out the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet’s lineup. The organization announced Thursday that Jordan King, 23, has joined them to compete on road and street courses in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. The Briton will compete in 11 races for the team beginning with the season-opening race in St. Petersburg. He’ll split driving duties for the ride with team owner Ed Carpenter, who will continue to compete in the sixRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Spencer Pigot has been confirmed by Ed Carpenter Racing as the driver of the team’s No. 21 Chevrolet for the entire 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, replacing JR Hildebrand. Pigot had competed in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet for the team on road and street courses while the eponymous team owner raced the No. 20 car on the ovals. Pigot earned this role after racing the 2016 Indianapolis 500 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Pigot’s car will be primarilyRead More

Posted On August 27, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Newgarden Charges to Victory At Gateway

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer MADISON, Illinois — He led when the race went green and an aggressive move later made all the difference as Josef Newgarden earned his third Verizon IndyCar Series victory in the last four races as he took the checkered flag in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night. The race started under yellow as Tony Kanaan spun on the pace lap in Turn 2 from his 17th starting position. When the green flag came out, Newgarden tookRead More

Posted On August 16, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: The Curious Case of Spencer Pigot

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer His results don’t show it, but Spencer Pigot’s on track performances for Ed Carpenter Racing so far this season on the road and street courses (and Juncos Racing at Indianapolis) show that he is deserving of a full time ride in the  Verizon IndyCar Series. Pigot has the pedigree to be competitive in IndyCar. A two-time champion in the Mazda Road to Indy (Pro Mazda Championship in 2014, Indy Lights in 2015), he has transitioned solidly in North America’s top open wheelRead More