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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4 Big Crashes at Pocono on Saturday, Hunter-Reay’s Status For Sunday’s Race in Doubt

Long Pond, PA – For some reason, practice and qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series machines at the Pocono Raceway is always treacherous. It seems like every year that we come here that we have carnage in the two sessions. This year was no different. 

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Will Power Earns Iowa Corn 300 Pole (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

It should come to no surprise that the final qualifier took the pole for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). After all, it’s not like Will Power is a slouch when it comes to qualifying in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Power, earned his 48th career Verizon P1 Pole Award on Saturday afternoon, circling the Iowa Speedway with a two-lap average of 185.210 mph in his No. 12 Chevrolet. The pole, was Power’s fourth of the season, ranking him first in poles this year and now trails Bobby…

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Ed Carpenter Racing Duo Excited for Iowa This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – Outside of a third place finish at Phoenix, the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been dismal for Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand. That third place run is his lone top 10 effort this year too. But, with the Iowa Speedway up next this weekend, his confidence level is back up again. The reason?

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Lap 151 Melee Takes Out Several Cars in Rainguard 600

Fort Worth, TX – For much of Saturday night’s Rainguard 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway, it was a thrilling lap-by-lap, side-by-side battle. Unfortunately, there were some crashes too. None bigger than the lap 151 melee that took out eight cars. It all started entering Turn 3 when Mikhail Aleshin made it three-wide between himself his teammate James Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan. Contact between Hinch and Kanaan sent Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 Honda spinning in front of the field making contact with Ed Jones as a result. He’d take a hard angle…

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