New Car Leading To Inexperienced Drivers With IndyCar Seats For 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – If you’re scratching your head and puzzled on how two drivers without any North American racing experience landed part-time rides in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018, you’re not alone. On Thursday, Jordan King was announced that he’d fill the part-time role with Ed Carpenter Racing in splitting time with owner Ed Carpenter in the No. 20 Chevrolet. King, will contest on all road/street events in 2018. Then, on Friday, Juncos Racing added Rene Binder to their fleet as the Austrian will make four starts with the new team…

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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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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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Montoya Splitting Time With Ed Carpenter In No. 20 Chevrolet Makes Most Sense For 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – A big tidbit was slipped in a press release on Wednesday, and that’s that Team Penske will field only three full-time cars for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season and just four cars for the Month of May at Indy. Where this is big, is that Penske stated that the three full-time drivers will be Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power, with a fourth car being available for Helio Castroneves in May. That means that Juan Pablo Montoya won’t be racing for Penske in INDYCAR competition in 2018.…

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Pigot Tabbed To No. 21 Chevrolet Full Time For 2018 INDYCAR Season

After two seasons as the road and street course driver of Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 20, Spencer Pigot will move to the No. 21 in 2018 and race full-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The 23-year-old’s first full season of Indy car competition is the next step in a career which has seen him collect multiple championships along the Mazda Road to Indy prior to joinin­­­g ECR during the 2016 season. In 2017, Pigot became the first driver to retain the road and street course seat of the No. 20…

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Spencer Pigot With Solid Weekend So Far at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – A big sleeper to watch out for this weekend at Watkins Glen is Spencer Pigot. The young American driver is basically racing this weekend and in the season finale at Sonoma as an audition. While he’d like to remain with Ed Carpenter Racing next season, he’s also a free agent. He just wants a full-time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series and he’s hoping these last two races of the season leave a lasting impression. So far, this weekend has done just that. 

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