JR Hildebrand Cleared to Race This Weekend at Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS – On the final lap of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 9, JR Hildebrand had an incident on track with Mikhail Aleshin. By virtue of his accident, Hildebrand suffered a broken bone in his left hand. He had surgery in the off week between Long Beach and Barber, but he wasn’t cleared to drive last weekend in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Zach Veach filled in as a replacement last weekend. 

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Zach Veach to Sub for JR Hildebrand at Barber

INDIANAPOLIS – Zach Veach, a six-time race winner in Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires competition, will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park as a substitute driver for injured JR Hildebrand. Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Veach, the 22-year-old from Stockdale, Ohio, will fill in for Hildebrand in the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. A bone in Hildebrand’s left hand was broken April 9 in a final-lap incident during the Toyota Grand…

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JR Hildebrand Has Surgery On Broken Hand on Wednesday

INDIANAPOLIS – JR Hildebrand suffered a broken bone in his left hand in his last lap crash during last Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The incident spurred when he and Mikhail Aleshin made contact entering Turn 1 which sent Hildebrand’s No. 21 Chevrolet briefly airborne. The contact was so strong, it ripped the steering wheel out of his hand causing the fracture. “At the end of the race, we all were bunched back up because of that last yellow,” Hildebrand said after the race. “I was on reds and…

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ECR Duo Looking Forward to Racing in Historic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

INDIANAPOLIS – It seems to be a common theme around the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock this week, they’re all looking forward to racing on the streets of Long Beach. The common wording being thrown around about this weekend’s race is “historic” “iconic” or even the phrase “one of my favorite street courses.” The same goes for both Ed Carpenter Racing drivers. Spencer Pigot will make his first IndyCar start on the 1.968-mile southern California track, but it won’t be his first career start there. Pigot, who’s car this weekend will feature…

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Preferred Freezer Services to Sponsor Hildebrand In 4 IndyCar Races for the 2017 Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Preferred Freezer Services announced today an expansion of their partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing and driver JR Hildebrand. Hildebrand’s No. 21 Chevrolet will showcase the white and blue Preferred Freezer Services colors at four Verizon IndyCar Series races this year, including the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the partnership between Preferred Freezer Services and Ed Carpenter Racing has grown to include additional events. Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, first teamed up with…

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Despite Hildebrand Crash, For 2nd Straight Year, Ed Carpenter Racing Shines in IndyCar Test at Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – Last year, the Verizon IndyCar Series showed up at the Phoenix International Raceway for the first official test of the 2016 season. After the two-day test was completed last February, I wrote how Ed Carpenter Racing was the class of the field. In my mind, if there was a winner to be awarded in the 2016 test at the 1.022-mile oval, ECR would have been given the checkered flag first. This year, I think they won again.

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Hildebrand, Hunter-Reay Lead Final Day of IndyCar Testing at Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – After six hours of testing at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to the 1.022-mile Avondale track for six more hours of testing on Saturday for the second annual “Prix View” day. In the opening session, Ed Carpenter Racing led the way with an “unofficial” track record pace. JR Hildebrand paced the 21 car field with a blazing speed of 193.234 mph in his No. 21 Chevrolet. The lap was better than the pole speed from a year ago as the California…

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