Ed Carpenter Racing Hoping Results Start Backing Up Their Strength That They’ve Had In 2018

It’s no secret, if luck started going more Ed Carpenter Racing’s way, they’d be challengers for this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series championship. See, Jordan King, as a rookie, has been a huge bright spot for the team so far. Until late last year, he’s never been in an IndyCar before, let alone seen any of these tracks. But, ECR took a chance on him anyways and here he is shining. Unfortunately, the finishes haven’t backed up how good he’s been. In St. Pete, King actually broke the track record in…

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Jordan King Impresses In Indy Test on Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – Prior to this year, and I mean like a few months ago by that, Jordan King had never seen any of the tracks of the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. The England native spent his young racing career trying to earn a Formula One seat. So, forgive him for not being very familiar with any of the races over here stateside. Despite that, he showed up to St. Pete a few weeks ago and qualified in the Firestone Fast Six. If not for some bad luck in the season opening…

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After Positive Start To St. Pete Weekend, Firestone Grand Prix Ended Frustrating For ECR Duo

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, no one really knew what to expect out of the Ed Carpenter Racing duo. In the full-time seat, was Spencer Pigot. He spent the past two years as a part-time driver in the series. Replacing him in the part-time seat in sharing with team owner Ed Carpenter, was Jordan King. He’s a driver with zero experience on any tracks in the United States. With a brand new car for the season and virtually two new drivers, how would they fare in…

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Ed Carpenter Racing Having Strong Weekend in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Its been almost two years since Ed Carpenter Racing last went to victory lane in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. Now, they have two new drivers, one of which having never driven here in the United States before heading into the 2018 season opener. But, here they sit with a decent shot at winning Sunday’s season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Rookie Jordan King has never been in any of the Mazda Road to Indy cars before. Heck, he’s never…

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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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