Team Penske/Ed Carpenter Racing Dominates Bump Day Qualifying For 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – It should really come to no surprise that Team Penske dominated opening day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Saturday. Penske has 17 Indy 500 victories and 16 poles to their credit on the famed 2.5-mile track. Plus, on the no tow list on Fast Friday, Penske had the top three speeds of the day and all four in the top 11. In Time Trials, they didn’t have to sweat it out much, as Helio Castroneves put out a quick four-lap average of 228.919 mph in his No. 3 Chevrolet.…

Read More

For 4th Time In 5 Years, INDYCAR Grand Prix Has 1st Lap Caution, Both ECR Cars Involved

INDIANAPOLIS – Its part of the INDYCAR Grand Prix right? It’s obviously one of the biggest storylines of the annual race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Well, it happened again on Saturday afternoon. For the fourth time in the five year history of the 85 Lap race, there was an opening lap caution for the Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 2.439-mile track. This time, it affected one team worse than all the others. 

Read More

Ed Carpenter Racing Hoping Results Start Backing Up Their Strength That They’ve Had In 2018

It’s no secret, if luck started going more Ed Carpenter Racing’s way, they’d be challengers for this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series championship. See, Jordan King, as a rookie, has been a huge bright spot for the team so far. Until late last year, he’s never been in an IndyCar before, let alone seen any of these tracks. But, ECR took a chance on him anyways and here he is shining. Unfortunately, the finishes haven’t backed up how good he’s been. In St. Pete, King actually broke the track record in…

Read More

Pigot To Contest at Phoenix For 1st Time Ever, Leaning On Carpenter For Guidance

AVONDALE, AZ – This weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be the third trip the Verizon IndyCar Series has made to the ISM Raceway since their long awaited return. For Spencer Pigot, he’s heading to Phoenix as a rookie. See, Pigot didn’t have a full-time ride in the series the last two seasons. He contested on all the road/street course races and the Indianapolis 500. Even with the Indy Lights Series raced on the 1.022-mile oval, Pigot wasn’t in the series. He won…

Read More

Danica Patrick’s Indy 500 Car Unveiled

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in November, Danica Patrick sent shockwaves throughout the racing world when she announced at the Homestead-Miami Speedway that she would be stepping away from the sport in 2018. But, she had two goals before she went. She was going to do a “Danica Double.” First up, a Daytona 500 ride. Next, end her career with a return to the Indianapolis 500. When she made that announcement, she didn’t have the funding or rides set up just yet. It was a spontaneous unveiling that had to be done because…

Read More

Preferred Freezer Systems To Sponsor Pigot In 4 Races In 2018, Including Both at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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 supported ECR’s…

Read More

After Positive Start To St. Pete Weekend, Firestone Grand Prix Ended Frustrating For ECR Duo

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, no one really knew what to expect out of the Ed Carpenter Racing duo. In the full-time seat, was Spencer Pigot. He spent the past two years as a part-time driver in the series. Replacing him in the part-time seat in sharing with team owner Ed Carpenter, was Jordan King. He’s a driver with zero experience on any tracks in the United States. With a brand new car for the season and virtually two new drivers, how would they fare in…

Read More

Ed Carpenter Racing Having Strong Weekend in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Its been almost two years since Ed Carpenter Racing last went to victory lane in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. Now, they have two new drivers, one of which having never driven here in the United States before heading into the 2018 season opener. But, here they sit with a decent shot at winning Sunday’s season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Rookie Jordan King has never been in any of the Mazda Road to Indy cars before. Heck, he’s never…

Read More

Danica Patrick Officially Signed To Ed Carpenter Racing For Indy 500, Will Drive No. 13 Chevrolet

INDIANAPOLIS – Ed Carpenter Racing has finalized their 2018 Indianapolis 500 lineup with the addition of Danica Patrick, one of the most successful female racing drivers in history. Patrick will conclude her motorsports career carrying the familiar colors of longtime sponsor GoDaddy Inc. the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. Patrick will compete in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 in the No. 13 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing. Patrick announced her intentions to finish her racing career by competing in two final 500-mile races. Dubbed…

Read More

Autogeek To Sponsor Ed Carpenter Racing, Spencer Pigot For St. Pete

INDIANAPOLIS – Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that the No. 21 Chevrolet of Spencer Pigot will feature the colors of car care superstore Autogeek.com for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. After a successful first year of partnership with ECR, Autogeek has expanded their relationship with the Indianapolis-based race team to include the primary sponsorship for the season-opening event. “We are excited to be a part of Ed Carpenter Racing along with two large partners of ours, FLEX Power Tools and Polishers and 3D-High Definition Car Care. FLEX and 3D,…

Read More