Ed Carpenter Tag

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 Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Texas Motor Speedway for the Firestone 600, continuing the 2016 season. The race will be held on Saturday evening under the lights. The event is slated for June 10-11, 2016. About the Race The Firestone 600 is round nine of sixteen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. The event is held on an oval track, one of five such races on the calendar. The defending race winner is Scott Dixon in the TargetRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer AVONDALE, AZ. April 2, 2016 – Heading into tonight’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, Honda teams are left scratching their heads as Chevrolet-powered cars swept the first ten grid positions led by Penske Racing’s Helio Castroneves. After completing a two-day test in February, all the Verizon IndyCar Series teams reported that track conditions were remarkably different upon returning to the 1.022 mile oval.  The track had hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the interim and, despite a power-washing of the surface, quiteRead 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
AVONDALE, Ariz. – The Test in the West is already bringing out the best in Team Penske. Record best. Helio Castroneves led four Team Penske drivers in the top six after the first session of the Phoenix International Raceway promoter test Feb. 26, with a lap time that unofficially eclipsed the track record on the 1.022-mile short oval. Indy car great Arie Luyendyk, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner just named one of three officiating stewards for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, holds the official one-lap record of 19.608 secondsRead 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

Posted On January 30, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Indy Car 2016: A look ahead

By Frank Santoroski, Contributing Writer With a little less than two months remaining in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ agonizingly long off-season, teams are preparing in earnest for the 2016 season. When the green flag waves at St. Pete on March 13, expect a field that looks remarkably similar to 2015. There was no major driver movement within the top teams and we should see some familiar faces in victory lane along the way. Some of the changes that we will see include the return of Mikail Aleshin to the Schmidt-PerersonRead 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
After several comments from drivers and team owners that were seen by IndyCar’s Mark Miles as “damaging to the sport,” the IndyCar Czar has now addressed the issue. According to new rule 9.3.8 – Detrimental Competitor Conduct: Competitors must be respectful, professional, fair and courteous to others. At all times, Competitors must not, attempt to, or engage in conduct or statements that in the judgement of INDYCAR • Threatens or denigrates any Official, fellow Competitor or the INDYCAR brand • Calls into question the integrity or legitimacy of the RulesRead More
Ed Carpenter joins teammate Josef Newgarden and Helio Castroneves as the latest Chevrolet driver to crash and flip during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Carpenter spun as he hit the apex of turn 2 and hit the wall before the rear of the car went up and over. The rear of the car made contact with the catchfenceing before the car slid down the backstretch on its roof, much similar to his Carpenter Fisher Hartman Racing teammate Josef Newgarden’s crash in turn 1 on Wednesday. SafetyRead More