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NEWGARDEN TO START ON FRONT ROW OF 2016 INDIANAPOLIS 500

JOSEF NEWGARDEN TO START ON FRONT ROW OF 2016 INDIANAPOLIS 500
Narrowly Misses Out On Pole Position; Hildebrand, Carpenter To Start 15th and 20th, Respectively

(SPEEDWAY, Ind.) May 22, 2016 – Pole Day Notes

  • Josef Newgarden will have the best view in the house for next Sunday’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as he will start in the middle of the front row. His 2nd place starting position is his best start in five attempts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • Today’s effort by Newgarden in his No. 21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet will give Ed Carpenter Racing it’s 3rd front row start in the past four years. Team owner Ed Carpenter won the pole position in 2013 and 2014.
  • Newgarden’s four-lap qualifying speed of 230.700 mph gave him the provisional pole until the final Fast Nine qualifier, James Hinchcliffe, recorded a four-lap average of 230.760 mph.
  • J.R. Hildebrand will start from the outside of Row 5, position 15, in his sixth Indy 500.
  • Carrying the familiar white and blue Preferred Freezer Services color scheme, Hildebrand piloted his No. 6 Chevy to a four-lap qualifying average of 227.876 mph.
  • Carpenter will make his 13th career Indy 500 start on the inside of Row 7 and in position 20, qualifying his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka car to a four-lap average of 227.226 mph.
  • ECR has returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a driver lineup identical to that of 2015. The trio of drivers earned the nickname “Team America” last year when ECR was the only multi-car team with an all-American lineup in the Indianapolis 500. Hildebrand hails from Sausalito, Calif.; Newgarden is a native of Hendersonville, Tenn.; Carpenter, from Indianapolis, is a hometown favorite.
  • The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast live on ABC, beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 29th.

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 21 PREFERRED FREEZER SERVICES CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 2ND: “I got going up the gears; I went fifth, sixth on the front stretch and it was just on the limiter and with this headwind normally you downshift on the backstretch. I was just holding six on the limiter all the way through turn two. I was like ‘what is going on, this thing’s super quick!’ It’s the quickest the car’s been all month. It was a good time to peak. This is the pinnacle, this is the greatest event that you can be a part of in racing so it’s just cool to be here. I was so happy to see our speed on that first lap and I got really hopeful that it might be enough to hang on but it wasn’t. I’m happy for James (Hinchcliffe). It was a great run by them and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has done a fantastic job. We lost the battle today but I’m hoping we can win next weekend.”

JR HILDEBRAND, NO. 6 PREFERRED FREEZER SERVICES CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 15TH: “We went out when the conditions were pretty lousy. We knew that ahead of time so we wanted to make sure that we could get four good laps in and not be in a position where we’re fast but having a tricky time putting laps together. You saw a lot of guys do that this morning and in qualifying today. We ended up 15th, which I think we’re pretty pleased with. At this point it’s really about the race. Anywhere that we were going to qualify today within reason was going to put us in a position to win next Sunday. Now we use what time we have left on track to get dialed in in race trim.”

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 20TH: “I’ve got a great car. That’s as well of handling car as when I had the pole here. It just doesn’t want to go fast this week. We’ll hope for a little more speed next week but the handling is certainly there so I think we’ll have what it takes to get to the front in the race. We’ll have to pass more cars and be a little more aggressive than what I had anticipated earlier in the race.”

Ed Carpenter Racing Qualifies Three Cars For The 100th Running Of The Indianapolis 500

Newgarden Makes Fast 9, Has Chance At Indy 500 Pole Position Tomorrow (SPEEDWAY, Ind.) May 21, 2016 – Qualifying Day 1 Notes * Ed Carpenter Racing successfully qualified all three of it’s entries for the next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. The No. 6 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet of JR Hildebrand, the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium…

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FAST FRIDAY PRACTICE COMPLETE FOR ED CARPENTER RACING; INDY 500 QUALIFICATIONS BEGIN TOMORROW

Two Day Qualifying Format Begins at 11 A.M. ET Saturday (SPEEDWAY, Ind.) May 20, 2016 – Qualifying Preview Qualifications for the iconic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 begin tomorrow. Ed Carpenter Racing will be attempting to qualify three cars: the No. 6 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet of JR Hildebrand, the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet…

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ED CARPENTER RACING AT GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS

DAY OF MISFORTUNE FOR ED CARPENTER RACING AT GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS  Newgarden, Hildebrand Plagued by Misfortune During Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Race (SPEEDWAY, Ind.) May 14, 2016 – Race Notes Luck was not on Ed Carpenter Racing’s side today for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the road course race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway preceding the…

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NEWGARDEN FIGHTS TO TOP 5 STARTING POSITION FOR GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS

TSO NOTE: This press release was received prior to the post qualifying penalty being applied to Newgarden’s car. NEWGARDEN FIGHTS TO TOP 5 STARTING POSITION FOR GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS Josef Newgarden Makes Fast 6 For Second Race in a Row; J.R. Hildebrand Qualifies for First Race Since 2015 Indianapolis 500 (SPEEDWAY, Ind.) May 13, 2016 – Qualifying…

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ED CARPENTER RACING READIES TWO CAR EFFORT FOR THE GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS

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ED CARPENTER RACING READIES TWO CAR EFFORT FOR THE ANGIE’S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS
ECR Will Field Dual Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolets for J.R. Hildebrand and Josef Newgarden in This Weekend’s Road Course Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

(SPEEDWAY, Ind.) May 10, 2016 – Advance Notes

  • J.R. Hildebrand will make his return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition this weekend when he joins Ed Carpenter Racing teammate Josef Newgarden in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The road course race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway kicks off the on-track portion of Month of May and precedes the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 at the end of the month.
  • Hildebrand and Newgarden were part of Ed Carpenter Racing’s (ECR) three-car effort during last year’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis (ALGPI). Newgarden’s car was damaged after he was hit from behind heading into the first turn of the first lap. Hildebrand was able to run in the Top 5 before an issue in the pit lane dropped him to the back of the field.
  • The 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course at IMS incorporates portions of Turns 1 and 2 and the frontstraight of the famed oval, with the remainder of the circuit in the infield. The event debuted in 2014, with Newgarden competing in both events to date and Hildebrand making his first start in 2015.
  • Both Hildebrand and Newgarden’s cars will carry the blue and white colors of Preferred Freezer Services during this year’s event. PFS offers the most modern, state-of-the-art, full service temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States.
  • Hildebrand will return to the ALGPI with his familiar No. 6 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet; Newgarden will campaign a new No. 21 Preferred Freezer Services livery. Both drivers will attempt to qualify for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in the same colors later in the month.
  • IndyCar most recently raced at Barber Motorsports Park in late April. Newgarden earned his first podium finish of the year, finishing third after starting from the same position. He currently sits 8th in the championship point standings.
  • Hildebrand has joined ECR for the last three IndyCar events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the past two Indianapolis 500s and the 2015 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
  • Ed Carpenter Racing is headquartered mere blocks south of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Main Street in Speedway. Team owner Ed Carpenter will join Hildebrand and Newgarden for the Indianapolis 500 with practice beginning on May 16, just two days after the ALGPI. The trio of drivers earned the nicknamed “Team America” in 2015 when ECR was the only multi-car team with an all-American line up in the Indianapolis 500. Hildebrand hails from Sausalito, Calif.; Newgarden is a native of Hendersonville, Tenn.; Carpenter, from Indianapolis, is a hometown favorite.
  • ECR also holds the distinction of fielding two Indy Lights champions. Hildebrand and Newgarden both won the championship before graduating to the Verizon IndyCar Series; Hildebrand in 2009 with Newgarden following in 2011.
  • Practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis begins on Thursday, May 12. The 82-lap race will be broadcast live on ABC, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 14.

JR HILDEBRAND, NO. 6 PREFERRED FREEZER SERVICES CHEVROLET: “I can’t wait for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, not only because it’s my first time back in the car this season, but because I really enjoyed the track and event last year. It’s a great way to kick off the month. Even though the other guys will be coming in with a little more recent seat time, I expect to be competitive very quickly with a good car from the Ed Carpenter Racing boys.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 21 PREFERRED FREEZER SERVICES CHEVROLET: “I’m excited for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, it’s a great track. It’s fun to have JR (Hildebrand) back on board, we have a great opportunity to work together and build on last year to get the cars up to the podium. It would be great to start the month off strong with JR and the two Preferred Freezer Services cars, then roll right into the 500 with Ed (Carpenter). I’m looking forward to getting going!”

Royal Purple Revs Up For The Indy 500 as Sponsor of Ed Carpenter Racing

ROYAL PURPLE REVS UP FOR THE INDY 500 AS SPONSOR OF ED CARPENTER RACING
Famed IndyCar Driver Ed Carpenter to Feature Royal Purple Logo for 2016 Season, Racing Helmet Giveaway Launches in Celebration of Partnership

(PORTER, Texas) May 5, 2016 – Just in time for the iconic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, premium synthetic lubricant and performance chemical manufacturer, Royal Purple®, today announced its sponsorship of the Ed Carpenter Racing Verizon IndyCar Series team for the 2016 race season.

Beginning on May 29, the Royal Purple logo will adorn the engine cover of the Ed Carpenter Racing No. 20 Chevrolet, driven by famed IndyCar racer Ed Carpenter. Throughout his racing career Carpenter has made headlines, including as the first driver to compete in both an Indy Lights and IndyCar event in a single weekend, and for capturing consecutive pole positions at the Indy 500 in 2013 and 2014.

In celebration of its partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing, Royal Purple is launching the 2016 Royal Purple Indy 500 Sweepstakes, offering race fans the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind Royal Purple racing helmet signed by Ed Carpenter. From May 5 – June 1, fans can enter the sweepstakes by completing the online entry form at www.RoyalPurple.com. Following the close of the sweepstakes’ entry period, one winner will be chosen at random to receive the grand prize.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Ed Carpenter Racing for what’s shaping up to be the most exciting running yet of the Indy 500,” said Royal Purple Vice President of Marketing, Debby Neubauer. “Ed Carpenter is one of the most skilled drivers in the world, and we look forward to helping him outperform in ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’ We’re also proud to share our excitement with race fans through our Indy 500 sweepstakes.”

For more information on Ed Carpenter Racing, as well as a complete schedule of events where the team will be competing throughout 2016, please visit www.EdCarpenterRacing.com.

For more information the 2016 Royal Purple Indy 500 Sweepstakes or Royal Purple’s complete line of synthetic lubricants and performance chemical additives, please visit www.RoyalPurple.com.

NEWGARDEN REACHES PODIUM AFTER IMPRESSIVE PASS IN FINAL LAPS AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

NEWGARDEN REACHES PODIUM AFTER IMPRESSIVE PASS IN FINAL LAPS AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK Second Podium, Fourth Top 10 In A Row For Josef Newgarden At The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (LEEDS, Ala.) April 24, 2016 – Race Notes Josef Newgarden followed up last year’s win at Barber Motorsports Park with another impressive performance, finishing…

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NEWGARDEN WILL START 3RD IN TOMORROW’S INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA

Defending Race Winner Returns With Best Career Qualifying Effort At Barber Motorsports Park (LEEDS, Ala.) April 23, 2016 – Qualifying Notes The defending race winner at Barber Motorsports Park, Josef Newgarden, will be returning to competition from his career-best starting position at the track. Newgarden will roll his No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet off…

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ALLISON TRANSMISSION TO JOIN ED CARPENTER RACING FOR 100TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500

A INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2016) – Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) today announced a sponsorship of Ed Carpenter Racing for the two Verizon IndyCar Series events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May, including the world-renowned Indianapolis 500. Allison will appear on the No. 20 car which will be driven by two-time Indianapolis 500 pole…

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