Mark Blundell Key To Jordan King’s Ride To ECR, Goal Now INDYCAR Not Formula 1

INDIANAPOLIS – Most think that Ed Carpenter Racing’s announcement of Jordan King splitting time in the No. 20 Chevrolet this season was a shot out of left field. But, if you were really paying attention, it wasn’t. While some false reports were circulating that Esteban Gutierrez was going to fill that ride, ECR, Ed Carpenter and King were all actually saying the right things. From correct sources, King was in the mix for a while. In fact, the relationship between King and Carpenter goes all the way back to Sonoma in…

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Jeff Gordon, USAC’s Demise With CART Led Chili Bowl and 24 Hours of Daytona Entry Lists Flip Flopped

The calendar turned to 2018 last weekend and the month of January is full of fun racing events. This weekend is the Roar Before the 24 at the Daytona International Speedway. Next weekend is the Chili Bowl. After the Chili Bowl is the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Both events are prestigious. But, as I scanned through the entry-lists for both, I was surprised to what my eyes saw. First off, the Chili Bowl is filled with past, present and future NASCAR drivers. Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kasey Kahne,…

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IndyCar Testing To Really Ramp Up In Coming Weeks, Who’s Testing and Where

INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, the Verizon IndyCar Series unveiled the updated testing program for the new car. While some controversy has surrounded the tests so far, as some of the teams have complained that they weren’t included in these tests, the series has since corrected that. But, the initial testing program and system implemented by Jay Frye and company was flawless. At first, Dallara and the series ran the tests. The Indianapolis, Mid-Ohio, Iowa and Sebring tests were strictly INDYCAR sanctioned tests and the series worked closely with both manufacturers as well…

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Pato O’Ward Joins Colton Herta, Dalton Kellett and Ryan Norman With Andretti Autosport For 2018 Indy Lights Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Entering his first full season of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition with Andretti Autosport, Pato O’Ward will pilot the No. 27 Mazda and join the team’s roster alongside returning Andretti drivers Colton Herta, Dalton Kellett and Ryan Norman. “First off, I want to thank the whole Andretti Autosport team for the incredible opportunity they are giving me. I’m really happy to be with this power house team and I will give this my all to deliver results,” O’Ward said via a statement. “I have been working really…

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Just 1 Seat Remains For 2018 IndyCar Season

INDIANAPOLIS – With Ed Carpenter Racing’s announcement that Jordan King will drive the No. 20 Chevrolet for the team on all the road/street course events for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, that leaves just one seat open for the upcoming schedule. The chariot that awaits is in the No. 19 Honda with Dale Coyne Racing. That ride was originally supposed to be slated for Ed Jones, but last year’s Rookie of the Year has since departed for Chip Ganassi Racing. Jones and Coyne had what they thought was a handshake…

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Jordan King Joins Ed Carpenter Racing For 2018 Season On Road/Street Course Events

INDIANAPOLIS – Starting in 2014, Ed Carpenter stepped out of a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series ride and raced on his strength – ovals. It’s a hard decision for a driver to do, as it’s never easy for a race car driver to watch someone else driving their car. But, when that said driver is also the owner of the team, he had to do what was best for his business. See, Carpenter knew that road/street courses weren’t a strength of his. His background was in USAC and racing on ovals. So,…

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