Carpenter Beats The Penske’s For 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500 Pole (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – A lot of drama ensued on Saturday when James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann were dramatically bumped from racing in next Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). The only real drama we thought would ensue on Sunday was which one of the four Team Penske drivers would be starting on the pole for the May 27 race. Instead, the hometown hero shocked them all. 

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Carpenter Earns Top 10 Finish In 1st Start of Season

AVONDALE, AZ – In 2014, Ed Carpenter stepped out of a full-time seat in the Verizon IndyCar Series to just race in the ovals instead. The first year it paid off big. Mike Conway, the driver he was splitting duties with, reached victory lane that year on the road/street courses. Carpenter, well he won at Texas. Out of Carpenter’s six starts in 2014, four of them resulted with a top 10 finish, two in the top five. But, in the last three years, 17 starts in total, Carpenter has yet to…

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INDYCAR Sleepers Shaping Up To Earn Bettors Possibly Tons of Monday This Weekend In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – If I had some extra cash aside, I wish I did but I don’t, but if I did, the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the ISM Raceway on Saturday night could potentially net me, or someone else wise enough with some extra cash sitting aside to bet on the race, a ton of money. See, the series is rapidly rising up the popularity ranks. But, unfortunately, they’re not quite there yet on the mainstream market. For bettors, well it’s a series that if you have a little bit…

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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…

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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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