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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Hildebrand To Make 1st Doubleheader Start, Pigot Returns to Place He 1st Joined ECR

Belle Isle, MI – This weekend’s Chevrolet Duels in Detroit (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) will hold a special memory for both Ed Carpenter Racing drivers. For Spencer Pigot, he returns to the team after being on loan to Juncos Racing in the Indianapolis 500. This weekend’s race on the streets of Belle Isle is also a spot that marks the one-year anniversary of him first joining ECR a year ago. Last season, Pigot had a three-race deal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing. That deal ended at Indy. ECR was left searching for…

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Top 5 Sleepers to Win This Year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Everybody loves a good longshot to win a sporting event right? It’s fun to root for the underdog. Well, here are five “sleepers” that could win Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). 

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Ed Carpenter Racing Duo With a Good Shot of Indy 500 Victory

INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, the Ed Carpenter Racing duo excelled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway despite very windy conditions. Ed Carpenter said it wasn’t necessarily fun to practice in those conditions that day, but it was beneficial for the learning experience. To me, it looked like they found something on race trim. Then, they later found something on qualifying trim. 

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Provisional 101st Running of the Indy 500 Field Set, Ed Carpenter Fastest on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – Unfortunately for the fans, the rich drama that we normally see on the first day of qualifying was taken out today by virtue of mother nature. The original schedule for Saturday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) was supposed to start at 11 and see drivers make multiple attempts at making their way into the Firestone Fast Nine Shootout. Instead, rain began falling just 10 minutes before the scheduled qualifying round was supposed to start, as heavy storms hit the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway…

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Hildebrand Crashes, Conor Daly/Chevrolet’s Lead IndyCar Testing at Gateway on Tuesday, Full Test Report

Madison, Ill – For the first time in years, the Verizon IndyCar Series saw their full compliment of drivers invited to take part in an open test at the Gateway Motorsports Park on Tuesday. The series saw select drivers test there last Fall, but this is the first time the full field was invited to the track. In Tuesday’s test, Chevrolet drivers were really strong, as they took the top five speeds in the each of the two test sessions on Tuesday afternoon, including eight of the nine drivers in the…

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JR Hildebrand Has Career Weekend at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – I don’t know what it is, but it sounds like every driver that needs some good luck should hop into the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, get injured, then return. Last year, Josef Newgarden raced injured and thrived after his injury. This year, JR Hildebrand was 10 days from surgery to repair a broken bone in his hand after a last lap crash at Long Beach, and here he is finishing third in Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. What’s even more remarkable about…

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