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Ed Carpenter

1981-03-03 (age 41)


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The best of Chevrolet’s 101 IndyCar wins in the current era

Chevrolet has won 101 of the 173 IndyCar races held since it was lured back to the series by the 2.2-liter turbo formula. Chevy’s current and former IndyCar program managers spoke to David Malsher-Lopez about the company’s achievements.

Carpenter sure ECR can fight for Indy 500 win in any circumstance

Indy 500 crowd favorite Ed Carpenter believes he and his team can contend for victory tomorrow whatever the track conditions and whatever tactical route his rivals choose to take.

Carpenter reveals Indy 500 entry with Alzamend livery

Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Alzamend Neuro, Inc. is expanding its partnership to include all of Ed Carpenter’s oval races in the third ECR-Chevy.

Carpenter joins fight against Alzheimer’s with Texas livery

Ed Carpenter’s first race of the season will see him run a striking new Alzamend Neuro, Inc. livery on his car at Texas Motor Speedway.

Carpenter seeking alternatives as US Air Force pulls out

The U.S. Air Force has ended its backing for the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet, leaving the team owner seeking new funding for the entry he’ll share with an as-yet-unnamed road/street course driver.

Carpenter: Hulkenberg “has an interest” in testing an IndyCar
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Carpenter: Hulkenberg “has an interest” in testing an IndyCar

Team owner/driver Ed Carpenter says he believes Aston Martin’s current Formula 1 tester Nico Hulkenberg could be interested in IndyCar but they haven’t yet gone into specifics about when that may happen.

ECR's Indy 500 bid unravels after leading the most laps Indy 500
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ECR's Indy 500 bid unravels after leading the most laps

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay and Conor Daly said they loved leading their first laps at the Indianapolis 500, but issues in the second half stopped them challenging for the win.

Carpenter: We have everything we need to fight for Indy pole

Ed Carpenter Racing blew apart the theory that Chevrolet was underperforming at high boost levels in Indy this year, when it qualified fourth and fifth ahead of tomorrow’s Fast Nine shootout.

Carpenter edging closer to new deal with Daly, USAF

A reliable Motorsport.com source suggests that the U.S. Air Force will renew its deal with Ed Carpenter Racing and Conor Daly for 2021, although both team and driver say nothing is yet confirmed.

Carpenter would choose Daly over one of the F1 exiles

Team owner Ed Carpenter says that he’s focused on retaining Conor Daly and the U.S. Air Force sponsorship for 2021 rather than chasing a European star from F1 or F2.

Stat attack – the final IndyCar driver standings for 2020

Scott Dixon won his sixth IndyCar championship ahead of Josef Newgarden who matched him on win count but fell short on points. Here’s how the final standings played out.

Ed Carpenter Racing retains VeeKay for 2021

Rinus Veekay, who will today earn IndyCar’s Rookie of the Year title, will remain at Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet for a second season.

Carpenter to race in U.S. Space Force colors at Indy 500

Three-time Indy 500 pole-winner Ed Carpenter will carry the livery of America’s new military branch when it rolls out on track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week to begin practice for the 104th running of the Indy 500.

Pearn: Indy 500 venture with ECR doesn’t signal a career U-turn

Cole Pearn, the former NASCAR Cup championship-winning crew chief with Martin Truex Jr., says his deal with Ed Carpenter Racing for the Indianapolis 500 is not a sign that he wants to get back into racing full-time.

VeeKay: Dutch fans excited by IndyCar restart

NTT IndyCar Series rookie Rinus VeeKay says that motorsport fans from The Netherlands have been energized by the prospect of the series restarting tomorrow at Texas Motor Speedway.

Ed Carpenter Racing signs Daly, US Air Force

Conor Daly will compete in IndyCar road and street course races next year driving the U.S. Air Force-sponsored #20 Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet, and will drive a third ECR car in the Indianapolis 500.

Carpenter ends Hulkenberg IndyCar speculation

Renault F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, who is almost certain to lose his place on the Formula 1 grid in 2020, will not be joining Ed Carpenter Racing next year, despite speculation continuing to mount as recently as last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Carpenter aiming to retain Scuderia Corsa partnership

IndyCar team owner Ed Carpenter says that his team’s tie-up with Scuderia Corsa is something he hopes will continue in 2020, but it’s as yet unclear who will be sharing the driving duties with him in the #20 ECR-Chevrolet.

Indy 500: Carpenter leads Castroneves in opening practice

Three-time Indy 500 polesitter Ed Carpenter topped the first official practice for the 103rd running of the event, heading Team Penske’s three-time race winner, Helio Castroneves.

Carpenter happy with team’s IndyCar GP, ready for 500 attack

Ed Carpenter says the fifth and sixth places scored by Spencer Pigot and Ed Jones in the IndyCar Grand Prix were satisfying because they showed the ECR-Chevrolets were quick in both the dry and the wet – and he expects another strong showing in the Indy 500.

IndyCar’s big questions of 2019

As the NTT IndyCar Series gathers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the first large group test of 2019, David Malsher looks at some of the main topics to watch in the season ahead.

Firestone extends IndyCar deal through 2025

Firestone will continue as exclusive tire supplier to the NTT IndyCar Series through 2025, following a five-year partnership extension between IndyCar and Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Carpenter accepts blame for Wickens crash

Ed Carpenter immediately accepted for the crash that eliminated himself and top-three contender, Robert Wickens at Texas Motor Speedway, while Wickens stated that drivers had gotten "really desperate" in their on-track behavior.

Carpenter says IndyCar superspeedway kit may need to change

Ed Carpenter says the racing in this year’s Indianapolis 500 was “totally different” to previous years because of IndyCar’s current car and that he believes the kit may need tweaks to improve the racing.

Carpenter rues missed chance to attack Power for Indy win

Indianapolis 500 runner-up Ed Carpenter says he wishes he’d attacked Will Power on a restart, which was his only realistic chance of stopping him from winning the 102nd running of the event.

Carpenter: First lap of Indy 500 pole run "blew my mind"

Despite setting Indy 500 pole positions in 2013 and ’14, Ed Carpenter expressed surprise at winning pole for a third time, not only because he turned a 230mph lap but also because he hadn’t been happy with the ECR-Chevrolet on Saturday.

ECR “the best we’ve been as a two-car team,” says Carpenter

Despite his own seventh place at Phoenix being the highest finish for an Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet this year, the team owner himself said he’s encouraged by ECR’s improved consistency in pace.

IndyCar 2018 – a team-by-team guide

Who can we expect to see challenging Team Penske for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, and what are the achievable targets for all the teams in a season of technical upheaval? David Malsher is your guide.

Ed Carpenter on Danica Patrick's Indy 500 deal and what’s next

The news that Danica Patrick will sign off her race-driving career in an Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet at the Indianapolis 500 leaked out by unorthodox method, but IndyCar’s only team owner/driver says he’s looking forward to the experience.

Carpenter impressed by King, confirms IndyCar oval test

Team owner Ed Carpenter said he was impressed by Jordan King on his first day of testing with his team at Sonoma, and has confirmed the Briton will make his oval debut on Sunday at Phoenix.

Carpenter: “The way you sense feedback is different” on 2018 IndyCar

Following Chevrolet testing at Texas Motor Speedway, Ed Carpenter says the behavior of the 2018 aerokit-equipped car provides the driver with a different feeling.

Carpenter, Power optimistic 2018 IndyCar can improve Phoenix race

Following Chevrolet Manufacturer testing at Phoenix International Raceway, IndyCar veterans Ed Carpenter and Will Power believe the lower downforce setting of the 2018 car will improve the race there next spring.

Carpenter on Pigot’s progress and the search for a new driver

The Verizon IndyCar Series’ only driver/owner has suffered a bruising 2017 campaign, and felt the need to make significant changes for next season. He spoke to David Malsher about making some tough decisions.

Gateway IndyCar: Newgarden leads Carpenter in final practice

Josef Newgarden completed 61 laps in tonight’s 65-minute session at Gateway, and it was his 59th that put him at the top of the charts, but his old team boss Ed Carpenter proved there’s a challenge brewing for Penske in race trim.

Hildebrand content with runner-up finish at Iowa

JR Hildebrand said he had a race-winning car at Iowa Speedway but under the circumstances of the final stint, was happy to equal his best-ever IndyCar finish.

Iowa IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Will Power took the pole for tomorrow's Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway,

Opinion: Why IndyCar must get radical with 2018 car

If IndyCar is to continue offering the greatest track diversity in motorsport, it needs to make oval racing a success – compelling action that is also a true test of driver talent. The 2018 car offers that chance, as Rick Mears tells David Malsher.

IndyCar 2017: Team by team mid-season review

Nine races down, eight to go, and the usual suspects are starting to assert themselves in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series after a very open start to the season. But certain statistical anomalies could have far-reaching effects, says David Malsher.

Carpenter: Drivers, not cars, need to change to avoid oval carnage

Ed Carpenter says that lack of driver discipline, not IndyCar’s technical package, is to blame for last Sunday’s wreck-filled race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Texas IndyCar: Carpenter puts Chevrolet on top in final practice

Ed Carpenter, who won at Texas Motor Speedway in 2014, clocked fastest time in second and final practice as the teams practiced running in packs with raceday setups.

Carpenter admits to unknowns after Texas track revisions

IndyCar’s only fulltime team owner/driver Ed Carpenter says he’s "nervous" that his team’s traditionally strong showing at Texas Motor Speedway may have been affected by the significant track alterations since last year’s race.

Carpenter: Dixon’s lap speeds took the pressure off

Ed Carpenter has admitted that even before he started the final run of the Fast Nine shootout during Indy 500 qualifying, he suspected that Scott Dixon’s extraordinary four-lap average had pushed pole position out of reach.

Indy 500: Fast Nine quotes

'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indy 500: Top 10 quotes after qualifying Day 1

Ed Carpenter sets fastest time on day one of Indianapolis 500 qualifications

Indy 500: Carpenter leads qualifying, Alonso reaches Fast Nine

Two-time Indy 500 polesitter Ed Carpenter led Saturday qualifying, as Fernando Alonso booked his spot in the Fast Nine shootout and Bourdais survived a terrifying crash.

Indy 500: Carpenter tops Day 3 practice, Alonso jumps up to fourth

Ed Carpenter topped the third day of Indianapolis 500 practice, but all eyes were on Fernando Alonso as he leapt to fourth fastest late in the day.

Indy 500 entry list completed with 33 cars

Assuming Buddy Lazier will soon confirm his Lazier Partners Racing entry, the 33 cars and drivers set to race in the 101st Indianapolis 500 have now fallen into place.

Phoenix IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Simon Pagenaud picked one of the IndyCar Series tracks richest in open-wheel history to earn his first oval victory

Carpenter suffers in day of contrasts for ECR at Phoenix

JR Hildebrand made a strong comeback at Phoenix after a one-race layoff for a broken hand and will start third at Phoenix, but his team-owner and teammate for ovals, Ed Carpenter, suffered a fuel leak in practice and qualified last.

Hildebrand returns for Phoenix this weekend

JR Hildebrand has been given the all-clear to return to IndyCar competition following the hand fracture that sidelined him for last weekend’s race at Barber Motorsports Park.

Carpenter confirms two cars for Indy, Pigot free to look elsewhere

Ed Carpenter says that his team will not run a third car at this year’s Indianapolis 500, leaving Spencer Pigot free to chase an alternative ride.

IndyCar 2017 season preview, driver-by-driver

Just four days away from the opening round of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, here's your guide to each driver competing in three or more rounds.

The moment of truth for JR Hildebrand

Returning to fulltime IndyCar competition for the first time in four years, JR Hildebrand has a golden opportunity to refire his career. But it’s near-vital that he starts winning races, as he himself admits. David Malsher believes he can do it.

Newgarden puts Penske on top at 190mph

Josef Newgarden’s Penske-Chevrolet topped the first three-hour session in IndyCar’s open test at Phoenix International Raceway, and is so far the only driver to crack the 190mph barrier.

Pigot confirmed at Ed Carpenter Racing

Spencer Pigot, who became ECR’s road/streetcourse driver in the #20 car last year, will retain this role in 2017, sharing his car with oval specialist team owner Ed Carpenter.

Hopes and dreams for IndyCar in 2017

David Malsher looks ahead to the prospects for the upcoming IndyCar season and veneers them with ideal-world scenarios. Some of them are easily achievable.

Carpenter wants more ovals on IndyCar schedule

Ed Carpenter says he approves IndyCar’s efforts to maintain date equity from year to year, but would like the series to visit more ovals in the future.

Carpenter: Hildebrand “was always at the top of the list”

Ed Carpenter has explained that JR Hildebrand, who was last week confirmed as replacement for Josef Newgarden in the #21 ECR-Chevy, had been someone he wanted to sign even before his first race for the team in 2014.

Hildebrand confirmed as full-time Ed Carpenter driver

Ed Carpenter Racing has confirmed JR Hildebrand will be its full-time replacement for Josef Newgarden in the #21 car next season.

Rahal steals sensational victory from Hinchcliffe

James Hinchcliffe dominated the remaining 177 laps of the interrupted Firestone 600, but in a fraught three-way battle for honors over the closing laps, it was Graham Rahal who landed his first victory of the season.