New Colors For Ed Carpenter Racing In 2018

Ed Carpenter Racing debuted some new colors to their cars on Monday morning. With the important west coast tests taking place this week, they wanted to unveil the new colors on both of the cars for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Like the past three years, ECR will remain a two-car team with both cars sporting the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsorship. But, unlike in the past, instead of having similar paint schemes, they will have two different looks. The No. 20 Chevrolet driven by Ed Carpenter (ovals) and rookie Jordan…

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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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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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Ed Carpenter Racing Duo To Be Contenders at Gateway, Hildebrand Eyeing 1st Career IndyCar Victory

INDIANAPOLIS – Chevrolet is obviously going to be the manufactuer to beat in this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series visit to the Gateway Motorsports Park. After all, in the four previous short oval races, tracks like Gateway, Chevy drivers have combined to lead 1,077 of the 1,100 laps the last two years. So, why would Gateway be any different? That means this could be a very good opportunity for Ed Carpenter Racing to land in victory lane this weekend. 

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Morning Practice Crash Forces Ed Carpenter To Start Last In ABC Supply 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Long Pond, PA – With just a little over 15 minutes left in the opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice session this morning, Ed Carpenter lost control of his No. 20 Chevrolet and hit the outside SAFER barrier with some heavy contact in Turn 3. Luckily, he was able to walk away under his own power. Unfortunately, his car wasn’t so fortunate. The team though was able to fix his primary car in break between practice and qualifying from the Pocono Raceway, but to more bad luck, he wasn’t allowed to qualify. 

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