JR Hildebrand Cleared to Race This Weekend at Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS – On the final lap of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 9, JR Hildebrand had an incident on track with Mikhail Aleshin. By virtue of his accident, Hildebrand suffered a broken bone in his left hand. He had surgery in the off week between Long Beach and Barber, but he wasn’t cleared to drive last weekend in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Zach Veach filled in as a replacement last weekend. 

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Zach Veach to Sub for JR Hildebrand at Barber

INDIANAPOLIS – Zach Veach, a six-time race winner in Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires competition, will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park as a substitute driver for injured JR Hildebrand. Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Veach, the 22-year-old from Stockdale, Ohio, will fill in for Hildebrand in the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. A bone in Hildebrand’s left hand was broken April 9 in a final-lap incident during the Toyota Grand…

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ECR Duo Looking Forward to Racing in Historic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

INDIANAPOLIS – It seems to be a common theme around the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock this week, they’re all looking forward to racing on the streets of Long Beach. The common wording being thrown around about this weekend’s race is “historic” “iconic” or even the phrase “one of my favorite street courses.” The same goes for both Ed Carpenter Racing drivers. Spencer Pigot will make his first IndyCar start on the 1.968-mile southern California track, but it won’t be his first career start there. Pigot, who’s car this weekend will feature…

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Loki the Wolfdog to Sponsor Spencer Pigot at Long Beach

INDIANAPOLIS – Loki the Wolfdog, an Instagram star with more 1.4 million followers, will serve as primary sponsor in a partnership with Rising Star Racing for Spencer Pigot’s No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet at this week’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The iconic race on the 1.968-mile temporary street circuit in Southern California is the second of 17 races on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. On-track action begins Friday with practice and culminates with Sunday’s 34th annual Indy car race at the venue (4 p.m. ET, NBCSN and…

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Chevrolet Test Session at Indy This Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is inviting fans to watch another Indianapolis 500 test, this time by Chevrolet teams on Saturday, April 1. Fans can view the test for free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with a lunch break from noon-1 p.m., from the Turn 2 Viewing Mounds, IMS Museum Lot or the South Terrace Grandstands. Free parking is available in the Museum Lot for fans. This is the second Indianapolis 500 test in eight days at IMS, as Honda drivers as well as Team Penske turned laps under sunny skies,…

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Preferred Freezer Services to Sponsor Hildebrand In 4 IndyCar Races for the 2017 Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Preferred Freezer Services announced today an expansion of their partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing and driver JR Hildebrand. Hildebrand’s No. 21 Chevrolet will showcase the white and blue Preferred Freezer Services colors at four Verizon IndyCar Series races this year, including the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the partnership between Preferred Freezer Services and Ed Carpenter Racing has grown to include additional events. Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, first teamed up with…

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For 3rd Straight Year, Bankers Financial Will Have Presence on Both Ed Carpenter Racing Cars at St. Pete

INDIANAPOLIS – Bankers Financial Corporation, the St. Petersburg-based insurance, surety and business solutions company, has announced a continuation of its associate sponsorship of Ed Carpenter Racing for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. For the third straight year, Bankers will have a presence on both ECR cars, the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet of Spencer Pigot and the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet driven by JR Hildebrand.

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