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CFH Racing Qualifies Both Cars In The Top 10 At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

 

Newgarden Advances To Firestone Fast 6; Filippi Will Start 9th

(LEXINGTON, Ohio) August 1, 2015 – Qualifying Notes

* CFH Racing drivers Josef Newgarden and Luca Filippi earned qualifying positions in the top 10 for tomorrow’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Nine of the top 10 spots were filled by Chevrolet-powered drivers, including Newgarden in 5th and Filippi in 9th.

* Both Newgarden and Filippi began qualifying as part of Group 1. The drivers elected to start the session on sticker black tires; after their second timed laps, both switched to sticker red tires. With less than one minute left in the 10 minute session, Filippi took the top spot from Newgarden’s No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet. Sebastien Bourdais set the fastest lap of the session right at the checkered flag, dropping Filippi to 2nd and Newgarden to 3rd. Both advanced to Round 2.

* For the start of Round 2, Newgarden and Filippi again started on black tires, albeit scuffed this time. After pitting for another set of sticker reds, they began to set their fast laps. Filippi moved his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet to the top of the speed chart on his first flying lap, but had dropped to 9th by the end of the session. While Filippi would not advance to the Firestone Fast 6, Newgarden set the 5th fastest lap and moved on.

* After two timed laps during the Firestone Fast 6 on scuffed black tires, Newgarden made a stop for scuffed red tires. He would finish the session with the 5th quick lap, setting his starting position for tomorrow’s 90 lap race. Five-time Mid-Ohio race winner Scott Dixon claimed the pole position.

* Newgarden is in the midst of the best season of his Verizon IndyCar Series career, including two strong performances at the previous two races. At the Milwaukee Mile, Newgarden won his first pole position and claimed a top five finish; at Iowa Speedway, he led the most laps of any driver and finished 2nd. He also earned his first two IndyCar wins in a span of seven races.

* Filippi made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4, 2013 driving for Bryan Herta Autosport. Prior to this season, Filippi only had eight total IndyCar starts, only two of which came on tracks on the 2015 schedule. At the other circuit he had previous experience on, the streets of Toronto, Filippi claimed his first IndyCar podium with a 2nd place finish.

* Newgarden, 24, has led the most laps of any driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series this year with 296 (220 in the previous two races). He currently sits 8th in the championship standings; 2nd through 8th are separated by a mere 51 points with three races left in the season.

* Much has changed for Filippi since Toronto, his most recent outing in the Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet. Filippi and his wife Elisa welcomed their first child, daughter Mia, on July 13. The celebrations will continue for Filippi as his 30th birthday falls next weekend on August 9.

* The 2015 Honda Indy 200 will feature 90 laps around the 2.258-mile, natural terrain road course. The race is scheduled to be broadcast live on CNBC at 1:30 p.m. ET.

LUCA FILIPPI, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 9TH: “We knew qualifying was going to be very, very close. It was very important to do everything correctly, which we did in Round 1. In the very last lap of the Top 12, I was on a lap that could have been good enough for the Firestone Fast 6, but I made a small mistake. In this very tight field, that mistake ended up costing us the opportunity to advance. We were fast and it’s good to have both cars in the Top 10. We have a lot of potential for tomorrow.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 HARTMAN OIL CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 5TH: “We’re doing a good job executing. We might not have had the ultimate speed today, I definitely did not have (Scott) Dixon’s speed. We were maybe a little better, third quick may have been possible. We had another tenth or two in it, I just didn’t get it out of it. Dixon’s lap was out of reach for us. We’re there, we’re in that top group. We make sure to execute very well every weekend, we find ourselves in the top five or top six and we do a good job on race day. That’s really all we are doing, we’re just trying to be there and capitalize on good opportunities.”

 

CFH RACING HAS HIGH HOPES FOR MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE


Team Placed 1-2 In Most Recent Non-Oval Event; Led 2014 Race at Mid-Ohio

(SPEEDWAY, Ind.) July 28, 2015 – Race Preview
  • After placing one-two in the most recent non-oval event, CFH Racing has high hopes for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200. Josef Newgarden and Luca Filippi will make the quick drive over to Lexington, Ohio for the 14th round of the Verizon IndyCar Series season this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Newgarden’s No. 67 Chevrolet will return to it’s Hartman Oil colors while Filippi climbs back into the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.
  • Newgarden started on the front row of last year’s Honda Indy 200, taking the lead on Lap 62. He made his third and final pit stop on Lap 65, but was forced to serve a drive-through penalty after running over an air hose. Newgarden had to settle for a 12th place result.
  • Filippi made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4, 2013 driving for Bryan Herta Autosport. He started 24th and finished 16th.
  • Prior to this season, Filippi only had eight total IndyCar starts, only two of which came on tracks on the 2015 schedule. At the other circuit he had previous experience on, the streets of Toronto, Filippi claimed his first IndyCar podium with a 2nd place finish.
  • Newgarden is in the midst of the best season of his Verizon IndyCar Series career, including two strong performances at the previous two races. At the Milwaukee Mile, Newgarden won his first pole position and claimed a top five finish; at Iowa Speedway, he led the most laps of any driver and finished 2nd. He also earned his first two IndyCar wins in a span of seven races.
  • The IndyCar Series has been on a stretch of three oval races with team co-owner Ed Carpenter taking over the No. 20, joining Newgarden as his teammate. At the last non-oval race in Toronto on June 14, CFH Racing claimed its first one-two finish with Filippi finishing 1.4 second behind Newgarden.
  • Newgarden, 24, has led the most laps of any driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series this year with 296 (220 in the previous two races). He currently sits 8th in the championship standings; 2nd through 8th are separated by a mere 51 points with three races left in the season.
  • Much has changed for Filippi since Toronto, his most recent outing in the Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet. Filippi and his wife Elisa welcomed their first child, daughter Mia, on July 13. The celebrations will continue for Filippi as his 30th birthday falls next weekend on August 9.
  •  The 2015 Honda Indy 200 will feature 90 laps around the 2.258-mile, natural terrain road course. The race is scheduled to be broadcast live on CNBC at 1:30 p.m. ET.

LUCA FILIPPI, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET: “In the last two races, CFH Racing has been very strong and we have good momentum behind us. After our 1-2 in Toronto and the team’s strong finish last weekend in Iowa, I expect that we will be strong from the start of the weekend. My learning process so far this season has been gradual but always improving race by race. I’ve raced this circuit previously, like Toronto, so it will be an advantage for me to go there and start on the same level as everyone else. I know the team is capable of fighting  for the podium in Mid-Ohio but the ultimate goal is the best result possible, I want to win that race.  I am really looking forward to it and I am really motivated. My family is growing and I really want to bring my newborn home her first trophy!”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 HARTMAN OIL CHEVROLET: “Mid-Ohio is going to be a fun weekend to get back in the mix. It’s been a little while since we have been on a road course track. Mid-Ohio is one of the best; it’s truly one of the greatest tracks in North America. We had a strong event there last year so we should be able to put really good racecars on the track this year. It will be interesting to see who gets up to speed quickest after coming off such a long stretch of oval races. I have a tremendous amount of confidence in our group and we should be able to hit the ground running.”

Josef Newgarden enters Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the heels of two top five finishes and a pole position in the past two races. He led last year’s event at Mid-Ohio and won at the last natural terrain road course the Verizon IndyCar Series raced at (Barber Motorsports Park).

 

Luca Filippi, who drives the No. 20 on the road and street course events, last competed on the streets of Toronto in mid-June. He finished second in that race, earning his first career podium in his 16th IndyCar start.

 

Newgarden Finishes Second Again At Iowa Speedway

Repeats Result from 2014; Carpenter Narrowly Misses Out On Top Five Finish

Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay mirrored their finishes from last year's Iowa Corn 300, again finishing second and first, respectively. For the first time since the 2006 Indianapolis 500, Americans swept the top three spots in a Verizon IndyCar Series race.

Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay mirrored their finishes from last year’s Iowa Corn 300, again finishing second and first, respectively. For the first time since the 2006 Indianapolis 500, Americans swept the top three spots in a Verizon IndyCar Series race.

(NEWTON, Iowa) July 18, 2015 – Race Notes

* Josef Newgarden matched his best result at Iowa Speedway, finishing second for the second year in a row behind Ryan Hunter-Reay. Teammate and CFH Racing co-owner Ed Carpenter narrowly missed out on his own top five finish, settling for 6th place at the end of the 300-lap race.

* Qualifying took place four hours before the start of tonight’s Iowa Corn 300. Newgarden earned a seventh place starting position while Carpenter started two rows behind in 11th.

* At the drop of the green flag, Newgarden vaulted up to second place where he would stay for the majority of the race’s first stint. He made his first pit stop on Lap 77 and by the time the entire field had cycled through, he had moved into second place. Carpenter was the first car on his strategy to pit, dropping him all the way back to 22nd, but he worked his way back up to 13th.

* While race leader Helio Castroneves was working through lapped traffic on Lap 105, Newgarden saw his opportunity and took the lead of the race. A caution came out immediately following on Lap 107, setting up a second round of pit stops under the yellow flag. Newgarden entered and exited the pit lane first while Carpenter gained one position and moved up to 12th.

* Newgarden maintained his lead on the Lap 120 restart, but relinquished it back to Castroneves on Lap 126. As the stint wore on, Newgarden’s car continued to improve and he took the lead back on Lap 159. He would stay in the lead until the last pit stop of his race.

* Meanwhile, Carpenter showed his oval prowess in his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet by steadily moving through the field. After his third stop of the race on Lap 174, also under a caution, he was all the way up to 7th place. He made quick work of two cars in front of him on the restart; by Lap 189, he had moved into the top five.

* The fourth and final pit stops of the race occurred under green flag conditions. Carpenter was the first of the CFHR cars to pit, coming on Lap 247 after making it up to 4th place. Newgarden pitted from the 1st position two laps later. He came out behind Hunter-Reay, who had stopped several laps earlier on Lap 238.

* Before the entire field could make their final stops, a late-race caution came out on Lap 262. Hunter-Reay’s gap was removed, giving Newgarden the opportunity to pass him on the restart. Hunter-Reay jumped back out front and despite Newgarden cutting his lead every lap, he took the checkered flag in 2nd place. He crossed the line 0.5046 seconds behind Hunter-Reay, mirroring the finishing of both drivers from 2014.

* Carpenter was involved in his own late-race battle, taking the Lap 277 green flag from the 6th position. He quickly passed Sage Karam, who came back and engaged Carpenter in a multi-lap, extremely tight battle. Though he made it up to 4th, Carpenter dropped back to 6th as a result of racing against Karam, where he would finish the race.

* Newgarden’s Chevrolet featured Wichita State University (WSU) at Iowa Speedway, continuing the partnership from 2014. WSU engineering students were on-hand at the track throughout the weekend to learn the interworking of an IndyCar team. CFH Racing co-owner Wink Hartman hails from Wichita, Kan. and is an alumni of WSU.

* Newgarden led 111 laps of the 300-lap race, the most of any drivers in the field. His second place finish is his third podium of 2015, following his wins at Barber Motorsports Park and the streets of Toronto, Canada earlier this year. Last week at the Milwaukee Mile, Newgarden earned his first career pole position.

* Carpenter’s 6th place finish is his best of the season to date. Carpenter, who only drives on the oval events, had a tough start to his season with three DNFs (Did Not Finish). His luck turned around last weekend in Iowa as he finished 9th in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250.

* Luca Filippi, driver of the No. 20 on road and street course events, welcomed his daughter, Mia, on Monday, July 13. Mia is the first child for Filippi and his wife Elisa.

* CFH Racing will enjoy an off weekend before heading to Lexington, Ohio for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The race will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network starting at

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET, FINISHED 6TH: “It’s cool that Ryan (Hunter-Reay) won the race, he needed that. American’s kicked butt tonight. I’m just mad because I had a car that was good enough for third or fourth. I had to do safe driving – slam on the brakes on the straightaway to save Sage (Karam’s) butt and he gets rewarded with a podium for it. He should have been penalized on the spot.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY CHEVROLET, FINISHED 2ND: “Well, it was tough. I really feared that if we were going to get into a shootout situation and we were behind, not leading, that it was going to be tough for us. We didn’t quite have the ultimate speed, but we had an incredible racecar. I’m so proud of my guys. It was fun to run here, you can’t beat running around Iowa in an Indy car. It’s unbelievably fun and more fun for me because we had such a great racecar. But it’s disappointing, I’m really sad we lost that thing to be honest! We had a car to win and we still had a great effort all weekend. Hopefully, we keep this momentum going.”

CFH RACING CONFIDENT CONTINUED SUCCESS WITHIN REACH AT IOWA SPEEDWAY 

Carpenter, Newgarden Coming Off Strong Finishes In Last Weekend’s Short Oval Event

(SPEEDWAY, Ind.) July 14, 2015 – Race Preview
  • The diverse racing of the Verizon IndyCar Series continues this week as CFH Racing competes at the .875-mile oval of Iowa Speedway, the shortest track drivers Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden will face this season.
  • CFH Racing claimed two spots in the top five of last year’s Iowa Corn 300, with Carpenter finishing 5th and Newgarden earning his first career podium on an oval with a 2nd place result. Both drivers made a late race pit stop for fresh tires with less than 15 laps to go, helping them vault to the front of the field by the time the checkered flag flew.
  • In his seven starts at the track located in Newton, Iowa, Carpenter has finished in the top 10 five times. When he gets behind the wheel of his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet this weekend, he will be looking to top his best Iowa Speedway finish of 4th, which came in 2013.
  • Wichita State University (WSU) will be featured on Newgarden’s Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway, continuing the partnership from 2014. As part of the program, WSU engineering students will join the team at the track to learn the inner workings of an IndyCar team. CFH Racing co-owner Wink Hartman hails from Wichita, Kan. making Iowa Speedway his home race.
  • Carpenter will make a special appearance for Fuzzy’s Vodka on Thursday, July 16th. He will be signing bottles of Fuzzy’s Checkered Flag Edition Vodka at the Hi-Vee in West Des Moines, Iowa, located at 555 S. 51st Street from 5-6 pm CT.
  • At last weekend’s event at the Milwaukee Mile, Newgarden earned his first career pole position and first for the team since Carpenter’s run prior to the 2014 Indianapolis 500. Newgarden led 109 of the race’s 250 laps on his way to a 5th place finish. Carpenter, who started 22nd, drove up to as high as 3rd place before finishing 10th.
  • Newgarden’s pole is the latest in his string of accomplishments this season. He captured two wins in seven races, including his first career IndyCar victory at Barber Motorsports Park in late April. He beat his road and street course teammate Luca Filippi in the streets of Toronto in mid-June, leading CFH Racing to its first ever 1-2 finish.
  • The 2015 Iowa Corn 300 will take place Saturday, June 18th. The television broadcast beings at 8 pm ET on NBC Sports Network, prior to the green flag at8:50 pm.

 

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET: “Iowa is always one of my favorite races of the year. It is a really cool, unique track and Iowa has great open wheel fans. Josef (Newgarden) and I both had good cars in Milwaukee and I expect that to carry over to Iowa for another great race. Hopefully we can get both cars on the podium together again.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY CHEVROLET: “We’re going to head to Iowa Speedway with a lot of confidence. The team has really responded to anything and everything that has been thrown at them this year. We had a solid performance in Milwaukee, we weren’t able to close the deal on a win, but we were knocking on the door. I feel very confident that we can go to Iowa with a strong racecar and keep CFH Racing running up front.”

After bad luck during the first three oval races of the season, Ed Carpenter was able to bring home a Top 10 finish at the Milwaukee Mile last weekend. He looks to improve on his 5th place finish from last year at Iowa Speedway.

 

Josef Newgarden earned his first career Verizon IndyCar Series pole position last weekend at the Milwaukee Mile before finishing 5th. After his first career podium at an oval track last year, Newgarden expects success this weekend.

 

ABC SUPPLY WISCONSIN 250 POST RACE NOTES

NEWGARDEN WINS POLE POSITION FOR ABC SUPPLY WISCONSIN 250; FINISHES 5TH

Carpenter Claims First Top 10 Finish Of The Season At The Milwaukee Mile

Due to a unique schedule that saw practice, qualifying and the race all take place on the same day, Josef Newgarden claimed his first career pole position just hours before the start of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250.
(WEST ALLIS, Wis.) July 12, 2015 – Race Notes
  • CFH Racing placed one car in the Top Five and one car in the Top 10 today at the Milwaukee Mile. Josef Newgarden, who started from the pole position, brought home the No. 67 Direct Supply Chevrolet in 5th. Teammate and team co-owner Ed Carpenter started the race from the 22nd position but was able to drive the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet up to a 10th place finish.
  • Newgarden claimed his first career pole position earlier in the day, setting the two fastest laps during single-car qualifying for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250. The 24-year-old had been the car to beat all weekend, leading both practice sessions with the quickest lap times as well.
  • Newgarden commanded the race from the start, building a three second lead over the rest of the field. He caught traffic on the one-mile oval as early as Lap 12 and put teammate Carpenter one lap down on Lap 33.
  • After a spirited battle for the lead with Ryan Briscoe, Newgarden made his first stop of the race on Lap 55. Briscoe had an issue on his stop, easily allowing the Direct Supply crew to get Newgarden out of the pit lane first. By Lap 60, Newgarden regained the lead after the field had cycled through their stops. Meanwhile, Carpenter had worked his way up to 14th by his first stop on Lap 57.
  • Newgarden continued to lead until Lap 101 when he made his second pit stop. The first caution of the race appeared on Lap 114, giving Newgarden the opportunity to make a stop under yellow. That same yellow flag gave Carpenter his lap back, but caught him out as he had to come in for a splash of fuel before fully servicing the car when the pits opened the next lap.
  • Meanwhile, in the Direct Supply pit, Newgarden made a pit stop from 2nd place. He dropped all the way back to 11th when he had to wait for Carlos Munoz to enter his pit box directly ahead. However, he made quick work of the cars in front of him when the race went back green for one lap. The spinning car of Briscoe collected Will Power, bring the yellow back out, but Newgarden had gained four positions by the time he made it back around the circuit. Carpenter repeatedly entered the pit lane to top off the fuel in the No. 20 car, losing no track position as he was the last car on the lead lap.
  • Newgarden showed the speed that earned him the pole position when he passed five cars in three laps after the next restart on Lap 141. He moved into second and set his sights on leader Sebastien Bourdais, who had elected not to stop under the caution. When Bourdais made his stop on Lap 171, Newgarden moved back into the lead.
  • Carpenter, after topping off his fuel multiple times under the cautions, steadily made his way up through the field. He entered the Top 10 for the first time on Lap 186, one lap after Newgarden made what was planned to be his last stop of the race.
  • On Lap 206, Newgarden brushed the wall coming out of Turn 4, but only lost one position. A caution flew again on Lap 222, setting up a shoot out finish when almost all of the field, including Newgarden, made a stop for fresh tires. Carpenter elected to stay out and vaulted all the way up to the 3rd position.
  • As he was on tires that were almost 30 laps older than the cars behind him, Carpenter fell back several positions on the Lap 232 restart. Newgarden restarted from 8th and was up to 5th the following lap. Newgarden traded positions with Scott Dixon and took the checkered flag in 5th. Carpenter held on to finish his first oval race of the year with a Top 10 result. Bourdais, on a different strategy than the rest of the field, claimed the victory in today’s 250 lap race.
  • Newgarden led 109 laps today, a career-best. The Hendersonville, Tenn.-native had led 97 total laps prior to today’s race.
  • CFH Racing will return to it’s Speedway, Ind.-based workshop tomorrow to prepare Newgarden and Carpenter’s cars for next weekend’s Iowa Corn 300. The 300 lap race under the lights at Iowa Speedway will take place Saturday, July 18th. The race will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 DIRECT SUPPLY CHEVROLET, FINISHED 5TH: “We just had to do too much work later in the week to try and get by people. I could only get so many spots, but our car was fast. It’s been fast all weekend, the Direct Supply guys really put an amazing car together for us. It’s just that I needed clean air, probably more so than other guys. To get that was difficult. When we had it in the beginning, I think we were the fastest car in the field for sure. It was all about track position today, we lost out on that a little bit but it was still a great effort and a great weekend for CFH Racing.”

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET, FINISHED 10TH: “Our finish was a good recovery from where we started. It was a long, tough day. We had a decent shot with the way the pit stops cycled through. We were running third on the last restart, but we were the last car in line on old tires. It was really tough in dirty air in today, we needed to be better in those conditions but I think even the best cars struggled in traffic on old tires. At the end of the day, from what happened in qualifying to get a Top 10 and finally finish a race, I’ll take it as a positive. To have one top five and one top ten today, with Josef’s first pole, all in all it was a good weekend for the entire team.”

 After bad luck during the first three oval races of the season, Ed Carpenter was able to bring home a Top 10 finish during today’s race at the historic Milwaukee Mile. Carpenter will race again next weekend in Iowa Speedway.

 Newgarden’s No. 67 Chevrolet sported the blue of Direct Supply, a longtime supporter of the team, this weekend. Direct Supply, headquartered in Milwaukee, is the nation’s leading provider of equipment, eCommerce and service solutions for Senior Living. 

 

CFH Racing Looks To Milwaukee For Reversal Of Fortunes On Ovals

Team Hopes To Claim First Oval Victory Of The Year After Capturing Wins On Road And Street Courses
(SPEEDWAY, Ind.) July 7, 2015 – Advance Notes

* CFH Racing moves north to Milwaukee, Wis. for the 11th race of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and 4th oval race of the year. Though two of the three team cars finished in the Top 10 at the Indianapolis 500, the second oval race of the year at Texas Motor Speedway ended in unrelated mechanical failures for Josef Newgarden and Ed Carpenter. An on-track incident eliminated both cars from competition at the third oval event at Auto Club Speedway.

* After finishing 1-2 in two races ago in Toronto with Newgarden and road/street course driver Luca Filippi, the most recent event in Fontana, Calif. was the opposite end of the spectrum for CFH Racing. Teammates Carpenter and Newgarden were involved in their own two-car accident, ending both of their races at the same time. Newgarden was credited with a 21st place result; Carpenter behind in the 22nd position.

* The ABC Supply Company Wisconsin 250 features a unique schedule, with practice, qualifying and the race all taking place on Sunday, July 12. One late afternoon practice session will begin the weekend on Saturday, July 11. The Milwaukee Mile is located inside the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in West Allis, Wis.

* Newgarden’s No. 67 Chevrolet will sport a special scheme for this weekend’s event with Direct Supply, a longtime supporter of the team, on the sidepods. Direct Supply, headquartered in Milwaukee, is the nation’s leading provider of equipment, eCommerce and service solutions for Senior Living. Blue accents will also replace the traditional copper on the car.

* Carpenter will jump into his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet at the Milwaukee Mile with more experience than most of the field, having participated in 10 previous IndyCar races at the one-mile oval. The Indianapolis native has three Top 10s at the venue, including a 9th place in the 2014 event.

* Newgarden has three IndyCar starts at the Milwaukee Mile, including 2014 where he started and finished 5th. His result last year is also best to date for CFH Racing.

* The 24-year-old is having a career-best season since joining the Verizon IndyCar Series four years ago, capturing two wins in a stretch of seven races. Newgarden’s victory at Barber Motorsports Park in late April was the first of his IndyCar career.

* With his win last month in Toronto, Newgarden joined Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon as two-time winners through 10 races this season. CFH Racing is now ranked with Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing as the only teams with multiple victories in so far in 2015.

* The 250-lap ABC Supply Company Wisconsin 250 will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 12.

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET: “I’m very excited to becoming back to the Milwaukee Mile for IndyFest. Milwaukee is one of the most fun and challenging tracks on the circuit and it’s always a driver favorite. We had a strong car last year, so I’m even more excited to be coming back with the new Chevy aero kit.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 DIRECT SUPPLY CHEVROLET: “I’m excited to get to Milwaukee, it’s one of the best tracks we go to all year and it’s one of my favorites. It’s really unique as it’s the only flat, one-mile oval we race on. To me, it almost drives more like a road course than an oval. As a guy with a road racing background, I’ve always loved going to that place. This race is also extra special because we have Direct Supply on the car there. With their headquarters nearby and their support all year long, it’s important for us to put on a good show and enjoy the weekend with them!”

CFH Racing at Auto Club Speedway – Race Report

BAD LUCK CATCHES UP TO CFH RACING AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

Both Carpenter’s and Newgarden’s Races End In The Same Accident
(FONTANA, Calif.) June 27, 2015 – Race Notes

  • After finishing 1-2 in the most recent race in Toronto, today’s race at Auto Club Speedway was the opposite end of the spectrum for CFH Racing. Teammates Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden were involved in their own two-car accident, ending both of their races at the same time. Newgarden was credited with a 21st place result; Carpenter finished in the 22nd position.
  • Carpenter started the race from the 4th position in his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Award Winning Vodka Chevrolet, his career best qualifying effort at the 2-mile oval. Newgarden rolled the No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet off from the 12th position for what was one of three 500-mile races this season. Carpenter quickly moved into the Top 5, engaging in several three- and four-wide battles lap after lap that had him running as high as third.
  • On Lap 110, Carpenter took the lead of the MAVTV 500, the first lap he had led of the 2015 season.
  • The CFH Racing drivers had made three pit stops before the first caution of the race came out on Lap 136, allowing Carpenter and Newgarden to make their fourth stops under the yellow flag. Both the No. 20 and No. 67 crews were impressive, gaining their drivers multiple positions: Carpenter moved from 8th to 5th and Newgarden improved from 16th to 12th.
  • On Lap 158, Carpenter was running just ahead of Newgarden. He was pushed up the track by another competitor, directly into Newgarden who was running on his outside. Both cars went into the wall, but Carpenter and Newgarden climbed from their cars under their own power and were uninjured in the accident.
  • With Newgarden being the team’s only full-season driver, the No. 67 Hartman Oil crew repaired the car enough to complete one more lap, moving Newgarden ahead of Carpenter in the results and gaining him an additional point.
  • Carpenter, the only owner-driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has competed in the three oval events this season. None of the races have been kind to Carpenter, with an accident during the Indianapolis 500, a mechanical failure in Texas and today’s incident with Newgarden. Three additional oval races remain on the 2015 schedule, including the next two events.
  • Despite today’s result, 24-year-old Newgarden is having a career-best season since joining the Verizon IndyCar Series four years ago, capturing two wins in seven races. His victory at Barber Motorsports Park in late April was the first of his IndyCar career.
  • With his win two weeks ago in Toronto, Newgarden joined Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon as two-time winners through 11 races this season. CFH Racing isnow ranked with Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing as the only teams with multiple victories in so far in 2015.
  • CFH Racing team members will enjoy the 4th of July holiday weekend at home and will return to the track in two weeks at the Milwaukee Mile. The 2015 ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 12.

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 HARTMAN OIL CHEVROLET, FINISHED 21ST: “I just ran out of room. I think Ed was hearing one thing from his spotter, he just washed up into Lane 4 and we ran into the wall. It’s unfortunate because you don’t want to have both cars out of the race. If it was just one of us it would be better, but we just got together with probably a little bit of miscommunication on what was going on. Everyone was using four lanes, It’s a lot of tight quarters, it was dicey racing so we just got together and kind of got caught out.”

 

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET, FINISHED 22ND: “I don’t even remember who I was racing with, it was getting so jumbled up there. I went to the bottom and thought I was going to be able to go to the third lane. Someone shoved me to the second lane where I got understeer and started going up the track. I was just letting it go up the track because I assumed I was clear, I wasn’t hearing anything on the radio. It doesn’t get much worse than taking out your teammate and crashing both team cars. I should have lifted and left more room up there but I didn’t even know anyone was even coming, I didn’t have that information. I am pretty bummed out about it. We had a good car, ran up front all day and I would have been there at the end.”

 

CFH Racing teammates Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden were involved in the same on-track incident today, ending both of their races early. The team finished 1-2 with Newgarden and Luca Filippi in the last round of Verizon IndyCar Series racing in Toronto; today, Newgarden was credited with a 21st place finish and Carpenter was 22nd. 

 

Ed Carpenter Earns Career-Best Starting Position At Auto Club Speedway

Carpenter Will Start 4th In Saturday’s 500 Mile Race; Teammate Newgarden Qualifies 12th

(FONTANA, Calif.) June 26, 2015 – Qualifying Notes

* Ed Carpenter will start a career-best 4th in Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. His previous best qualifying result at the oval race track outside of Los Angeles was 7th in 2013, though he started 5th in 2012 when four cars were moved to the rear of the field after qualifications were completed. It is also his best starting position of the year in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.

* Carpenter’s first lap around the two-mile oval was 32.9883 seconds, followed by a second lap of 33.1680 seconds, equating to an average speed of 217.666 miles per hour. Though he was initially third on the speed chart after his run, he was bumped down to fourth as the final cars took the track.

* Josef Newgarden turned laps of 33.3031 seconds and 33.2128 seconds, giving him an average speed of 216.490 miles per hour. His laps in the No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet were good enough to earn him the 12th starting position for tomorrow’s 500-mile race.

* After two hours of practice in the morning and early afternoon, the CFH Racing drivers had set laps that landed them in the Top 10 of the combined practice results. Carpenter had set the 7th fastest time of the day and Newgarden the 9th.

* Auto Club Speedway has been the backdrop of much success for CFH Racing, with Carpenter winning the 2012 MAVTV 500 with a final-lap pass over Dario Franchitti. It was his first victory as both an owner and driver. The Indianapolis native found himself on the podium again in 2013 (2nd place) and 2014 (3rd place).

* Carpenter is the only driver to finish on the podium in each race since the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Auto Club Speedway in 2012 after a six-year hiatus.

* The 24-year-old Newgarden is having a career-best season since joining the Verizon IndyCar Series four years ago, capturing two wins in the past seven races. His victory at Barber Motorsports Park in late April was the first of his IndyCar career. The Hendersonville, Tenn.-native has finished in the Top 10 of half of the events this year.

* With his win two weeks ago in Toronto, Newgarden joined Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon as two-time winners through 10 races this season. CFH Racing is now ranked with Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing as the only teams with multiple victories in so far in 2015.

* The 2015 MAVTV 500 will feature 250 laps and is one of three 500-mile events on this year’s schedule. The race will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 27.

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S AWARD WINNING VODKA CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 4TH: “We had a good qualifying run, that was a lot better than we’ve been able to show on the first two ovals. The win and second place in Toronto gave us good momentum and the week off was really good, too. We had been struggling on the ovals and the week off really gave us a chance to get immersed in what our problems were and come up with some good ideas to come here and get back on track. I just have to thank all the guys on the team, mechanics, engineers, everybody, for putting in the hard work to get the cars driving nice again.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 HARTMAN OIL CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 12TH: “I was surprised, when I saw Ed (Carpenter’s) lap I got excited, but we didn’t have the same speed. The car was good and will be good for tomorrow, we just didn’t have the speed tonight. Ed has always been good in the race here and hopefully that helps us tomorrow. We definitely did a lot of homework after Texas. The break was good, not just for me but for the entire team. We had more time to prep our cars more than most races and that has paid off here so far.”

Rejuvenated CFH Racing Team Heads To The West Coast For 500 Miles Of Racing At Auto Club Speedway

Team Claimed A 1-2 Finish At Most Recent Event in Toronto

(SPEEDWAY, Ind.) June 23, 2015 – Advance Notes

After enjoying their first weekend off since early April, CFH Racing drivers Josef Newgarden and Ed Carpenter, along with their mechanics and engineers, are rested and ready for Saturday’s 500-mile race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

CFH Racing is coming off the highest of highs after a spectacular 1-2 finish at the last race in the streets of Toronto. Newgarden, driver of the No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet, claimed the victory 1.4 seconds ahead of teammate Luca Filippi in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Car. A strategy call to pit early to switch from rain tires to slicks vaulted Newgarden to the front of the field, where he battled the rest of the race. Meanwhile, Filippi raced forward from his career-best starting position of 6th and was Newgarden’s biggest challenger at the end of the event.

Auto Club Speedway has been the backdrop of much success for CFH Racing, with team co-owner Carpenter finishing on the podium each of the last three years. Newgarden earned one of his best starting positions last year at the 2-mile oval, starting on the front row after qualifying third.

Carpenter won the 2012 MAVTV 500 with a final-lap pass over Dario Franchitti, securing his first victory as both an owner and driver. 2012 was the first season of competition for Ed Carpenter Racing, which merged with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing over the offseason to form CFH Racing.

The Indianapolis native found himself on the podium again in 2013 (2nd place) and 2014 (3rd place). Carpenter is the only driver to finish on the podium in each race since the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Auto Club Speedway in 2012 after a six-year hiatus.

In the previous three events at Auto Club Speedway, Carpenter has led 65 laps. Newgarden led his first career Verizon IndyCar Series lap at the track during his rookie year in 2012. Carpenter has six previous starts on the oval track located outside of Los Angeles; Newgarden has three.

The 24-year-old Newgarden is having a career-best season since joining the Verizon IndyCar Series four years ago, capturing two wins in the past seven races. His victory at Barber Motorsports Park in late April was the first of his IndyCar career. The Hendersonville, Tenn.-native has finished in the Top 10 of half of the events this year.

With his win two weeks ago in Toronto, Newgarden joined Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon as two-time winners through 10 races this season. CFH Racing is now ranked with Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing as the only teams with multiple victories in so far in 2015.

The 2015 MAVTV 500 will feature 250 laps and is one of three 500-mile events on this year’s schedule. The race be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 27.

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET: “It is always exciting to go back to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. It has been a track that we have had a great history at the past three years with a podium each year. We have really been struggling on the ovals so far this year, but I feel like Fontana is a great track to get things turned around. We have been working very hard to make sure we go there with a good plan to address some of the struggles that we have had. I can’t wait to get on track and get back up to speed.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 HARTMAN OIL CHEVROLET: “I am really excited to get to Auto Club Speedway. We’ve had a lot of work to do since Texas and have put a lot of effort in at the shop to be as prepared as we can going into Fontana. Hopefully we can keep the good results rolling after Toronto! I have a lot of faith in all of our guys. We have a lot of good, smart people on the team and I am looking forward to a solid weekend in California.”

CFH RACING STREETS OF TORONTO RACE NOTES

CFH RACING CELEBRATES 1-2 FINISH IN THE STREETS OF TORONTO

Newgarden Takes The Victory, Filippi Finishes Second

Sarah Fisher and Ed Carpenter, team co-owners alongside Wink Hartman, celebrate CFH Racing’s 1-2 finish with Josef Newgarden and Luca Filippi. 
 
(TORONTO) June 14, 2015 – Race Notes
  • CFH Racing finished first and second in today’s Honda Indy Toronto with Josef Newgarden taking the victory and Luca Filippi finishing in second.
  • Despite a single-file start in wet conditions, the race began cleanly for all competitors. Filippi started 6th in the event, while Newgarden started 11th. Filippi benefited from Juan Pablo Montoya missing Turn 3 and was able to gain a position, moving into 5th.
  • The No. 67 Hartman Oil crew set up for Newgarden’s stop first, but elected to go with sticker red Firestone Firehawks instead of scuffed reds and chose to leave him out one more lap. Filippi came in first on Lap 10, switched from rain tires to sticker reds. Newgarden followed on Lap later on Lap 11, also moving to sticker reds. They would cycle out of their pit stops in 5th (Filippi) and 10th (Newgarden).
  • Luck was on Newgarden’s side when he came into the pits on Lap 28. Just as he was leaving with sticker black tires, a full course caution came out. He moved up to 2nd when the majority of the field made their stops, including Filippi. Filippi entered the pits from the 5th position and came out in 9th, due to cars that did not come in under the caution.
  • When Helio Castroneves made his pit stop under the caution flag on Lap 43, Newgarden inherited the lead. He stayed in control of the field on the Lap 46 restart, quickly building a gap over second place Carlos Munoz. Filippi was able to get past Simon Pagenaud for the 6th position.
  • On Lap 58, Newgarden relinquished his lead to make what would end up being his final pit stop for fuel and sticker black tires. When Newgarden came in, he gave the lead to Filippi in his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet. Filippi would lead 2 laps, the first of his IndyCar career.
  • Filippi made his final stop on Lap 60, also choosing sticker black tires. After their stops, the CFH drivers were running 4th and 5th on track behind three cars on a different strategy.
  • Their biggest challenge came on Lap 66 when Castroneves made his final stop. Despite the gap Castroneves had built, both Newgarden and Filippi were able to beat him as he exited the pit lane. The CFH drivers were caught behind a slower car, but once he made his pit stop, they were able to build their lead.
  • While Castroneves closed on Filippi, he was never able to get near enough to make the pass. Newgarden stayed in control of the field, taking the checkered flag 1.4485 seconds ahead of his teammate.
  • This was the first one-two finish for CFH Racing and the seventh win for the team. Their most recent victory came in April with Newgarden at Barber Motorsports Park, the first of his career.
  • Today’s second place for Filippi is the best finish of his Verizon IndyCar Series career. His previous best finish was 9th, where he finished in the Streets of St. Petersburg and Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit earlier this year.
  • CFH Racing came into the Honda Indy Toronto as one of the defending race winning teams. Last year’s event featured a doubleheader with two races on the same day, the second of which was won by Mike Conway driving the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.
  • The team will head back to their Speedway, Ind.-based race shop and will enjoy their first weekend off in 10 weeks next weekend. After that, the team will head to Fontana, Calif. for a 500-mile race at Auto Club Speedway. Team co-owner Ed Carpenter will step back into the No. 20 car.
  • The MAVTV 500 will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network at 4 PM ET onSaturday, June 27.
JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 HARTMAN OIL CHEVROLET, FINISHED 1ST: “I’m so happy we were able to get a win, but a 1-2 it just amazing because Luca (Filippi) is such a star. I’m super happy for the whole group. Just an amazing team effort – I can’t believe we had a 1-2. It got a little close there with Luca but we were really just trying to keep up after we got into the final stint. I got a little bit of lapped traffic, but I couldn’t do anything with the lapped traffic, but they wanted me to because of everyone that was coming. It’s close racing and, for sure, I got a little lucky, too, on that yellow. But you can’t discount that because it was an amazing effort by this crew at CFH Racing – they gave me amazing pit stops and a car to win. I’m definitely excited because this is Toronto and this is an INDYCAR town.”
LUCA FILIPPI, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET, FINISHED 2ND: “We had a goal to be on the podium and we both achieved it with both cars, so it’s nice when you set the goal and you achieve it. The team did everything perfectly to give us the opportunity to be up front. But we had a fast car and we knew we needed to be kind of in the clean air up in front and this is what we did — just kept pushing. We were faster and we ended up in front. I’m very happy. Very happy. The team did a great job. I thank the Fuzzy’s Vodka team because they believe in me and they gave me the opportunity to race INDYCAR properly and my first podium. Many more to come.”

Josef Newgarden captured his second win of 2015 and second win of his career in today’s Honda Indy Toronto. 
 

Both CFH Racing drivers landed on today’s podium. This was the first Verizon IndyCar Series podium for Luca Filippi and the fourth for Josef Newgarden.

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