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ED JONES MAKES FIRESTONE FAST 6 AS BOTH ED CARPENTER RACING CHEVROLETS ADVANCE IN TORONTO QUALIFYING

Jones Will Start 6th in Tomorrow’s Honda Indy Toronto; Spencer Pigot Qualifies 9th for 50th Career Indy Car Race (TORONTO) July 13, 2019 – Qualifying Notes When the green flag waves for tomorrow’s Honda Indy Toronto, Ed Carpenter Racing will have two Chevrolets rolling off in the Top 10. For the second time this season,…

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ED CARPENTER RACING HEADS TO TORONTO WITH HOPES OF REPEATING PAST SUCCESSES

ED CARPENTER RACING HEADS TO TORONTO WITH HOPES OF REPEATING PAST SUCCESSES

ECR Won Back-To-Back Toronto Races in 2014 and 2015

(INDIANAPOLIS) July 9, 2019 – Race Preview
  • The upcoming weekend will see Ed Carpenter Racing head north of the border for the only international stop on the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series calendar, the Honda Indy Toronto. ECR is familiar with success at the Canadian street circuit, winning back to back races in 2014 and 2015. Full-time driver Spencer Pigot and road and street course driver Ed Jones are aiming to have a similar outcome at the end of Sunday’s 85-lap race.
  • Ed Carpenter Racing is coming off a two-week break, one of their longest stretches without on-track activity since late April. The team most recently raced at Road America on June 23, then tested at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course two days later. The Honda Indy Toronto will be the first of three back-to-back NTT IndyCar Series races, stretching through the end of the month. From the street course of Toronto, teams will head to the short oval of Iowa Speedway, then to the road course of Mid-Ohio.
  • The Indianapolis-based team of ECR is familiar with victory in the streets of Toronto, winning back-to-back races in 2014 and 2015. The team’s first 1-2 finish occurred at the conclusion of the 2015 Honda Indy Toronto, when Josef Newgarden held off teammate Luca Filippi to take the win. Mike Conway brought home the win in 2014 for ECR.
  • Pigot has also enjoyed success in Toronto. In 2015, he won both races of the Indy Lights doubleheader at the Exhibition Place street circuit. Pigot led flag-to-flag in the second event, the same day as ECR’s 1-2 finish. The victories were two of the six he collected on his march towards capturing the 2015 Indy Lights championship.
  • Jones, the 2016 Indy Lights champion, will be racing in his third Honda Indy Toronto. In last year’s event, he had gained five positions by the end of the first lap. After a stall in the pit lane he would then fall back to 23rd, the last car running. However, by the end of the 85-lap event, Jones had climbed all the way back up to the 12th position. Jones will be behind the wheel of the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet this weekend.
  • Driving the No. 21 Autogeek Chevrolet, 2019 will mark Pigot’s fourth time competing in marquee event. Last year, Pigot was one of only four cars to start the race on Firestone’s black compound Firehawk. As a benefit, he cycled towards the front of the field but a caution flag closed the pit lane just before his first stop. He fell back to 17th, but had raced his way back up to 8th in the closing stages of the race. A slight brush with the wall with nine laps to go broke the wishbone on the right rear and forced Pigot’s retirement from the race.
  • The 2019 Honda Indy Toronto will feature two practice sessions on Friday, a third practice session and knockout qualifying on Saturday and a warm-up session and the 85-lap race on Sunday. NBC Sports Gold will have a live broadcast of all practice sessions while NBC Sports Network will show qualifying live at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Honda Indy Toronto will also be shown live on NBCSN, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 14.

ED JONES, No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet: “I am really looking forward to Toronto, it is one of my favorite tracks and one of the best events on the calendar! It has been a tough few races, but hopefully, we made some gains in testing and can put that to good use. It is always interesting when we go back to street circuits, but I feel we will be competitive!”

SPENCER PIGOT, No. 21 Autogeek Chevrolet: “Toronto is always a great event! I really enjoy both the city and the track. It’s one of the most challenging street courses that we go to. It’s very unique in the amount of surface changes we encounter during a lap. In some cases, you drive over three different surfaces in one corner so it’s difficult to find a setup that is compliant around the entire circuit. Ed Carpenter Racing and I have both had success at Toronto in the past so we are all really looking forward to this event.”

 

ED CARPENTER RACING FIGHTS THROUGH TO THE CHECKERED FLAG AT ROAD AMERICA

ED CARPENTER RACING FIGHTS THROUGH TO THE CHECKERED FLAG AT ROAD AMERICA Spencer Pigot Finishes REV Group Grand Prix in 14th; Ed Jones Finishes 22nd (ELKHART LAKE, Wis.) June 23, 2019 – Race Notes Today’s REV Group Grand Prix results did not come easy for Ed Carpenter Racing teammates Spencer Pigot and Ed Jones. Both…

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TEAMMATES SPENCER PIGOT, ED JONES ADVANCE TO ROUND 2 OF QUALIFYING AT ROAD AMERICA

TEAMMATES SPENCER PIGOT, ED JONES ADVANCE TO ROUND 2 OF QUALIFYING AT ROAD AMERICA
Both ECR Drivers Advance For Second Road Course Race in a Row; Pigot Will Start 8th, Jones in 11th
(ELKHART LAKE, Wis.) June 22, 2019 – Qualifying Notes
  • Ed Carpenter Racing drivers Spencer Pigot and Ed Jones both cite Road America as one of their favorite stops of the NTT IndyCar Series season. It showed today as each advanced to the second round of qualifications for the REV Group Grand Prix. Pigot will start 8th in tomorrow’s race while Jones will roll off 11th.
  • Pigot and Jones set their fastest laps of the weekend in this morning’s 45-minute practice session. Pigot’s top speed of 139.731 miles per hour (mph) was the 6th fastest of the session and 6th of all practice laps. Jones came in at 139.015 mph, landing him 17th in Practice 3. Pigot turned 48 laps around the four-mile circuit, the longest track the NTT IndyCar Series competes on. Jones traversed around the 14 turns a total of 44 times.
  • With the times from Practice 3 determining qualifying groups, Pigot was assigned to go out first in Group 1 of Round 1. Because of the length of Road America, sessions were extended to 12 minutes from the standard 10. After his run on black Firestone Firehawks, Pigot’s No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet sat 5th. A switch to red tires would see him turn a lap of 139.977 mph, putting him 3rd on the charts and earning him a spot in Round 2. Pigot has advanced to the second round of qualifying in three of the four road course events so far this season.
  • Jones was up next in Group 2. Taking the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet out on black Firehawks, Jones had the 7th-fastest lap after his first run. Once he had his turn with the red tires, he too vaulted into position to advance. His lap of 139.966 mph made him the 4th fastest qualifier of Group 2, moving him into the Top 12 alongside Pigot.
  • For the second road course race in a row, both Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolets rolled out for the second round of qualifying. Keeping with the same strategy, Pigot and Jones went out on the black tires before pitting for a switch to a second set of sticker red Firehawks. Pigot’s best lap of 139.876 mph will have him starting in the 8th position tomorrow. Jones will start 11th after a top speed of 139.596 mph. For Pigot, it will be his highest starting position in four starts at Road America. Jones has matched his best qualifying effort in his three REV Group Grand Prix starts.
  • This weekend, Pigot’s No. 21 Chevrolet showcases the blue and white colors of longtime team partner Direct Supply. Headquartered in nearby Milwaukee, Direct Supply is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors and those who care for them. Since 1985, the company has helped Senior Living providers create amazing environments, improve care and outcomes, optimize building operations, streamline procurement and more.

 

ED JONES, No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet, Qualified 11th: “It was a pretty good session for us considering where we were this morning! It’s been a pretty tough weekend, but the team has made some good changes and kept moving forward each session. We’re still not quite where we want to be, obviously we want to be higher. It’s hard around here! Trying to make the car really strong in the low-speed corners but also not sacrificing anything in the high-speed corners is difficult. When you get it right, it makes a big difference! Qualifying was still positive considering everything, hopefully we can make a few more changes and move forward in the race tomorrow!”

 

SPENCER PIGOT, No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet, Qualified 8th: “It’s definitely a solid effort for everyone at Ed Carpenter Racing! We had a really good car this afternoon. There are still a few things we can fine-tune on and find a bit more speed. It’s so close. A few hundredths here or there could put you in the Fast 6, but that’s Indy car qualifying! Overall, we can for sure race from 8th. In warmup yesterday, we did a pretty long run and felt really strong – stronger on a long run than on one-lap pace. Hopefully that continues tomorrow as well. We know we can pass cars around this track! We’ll see if we can do that tomorrow and have a great day for our local partner Direct Supply!”

 

 

 

ED CARPENTER RACING’S SUMMER OF INDYCAR COMPETITION BEGINS THIS WEEKEND AT ROAD AMERICA

Spencer Pigot, Ed Jones Excited For REV Group Grand Prix at Legendary Elkhart Lake Road Course INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2019) – Race Preview Ed Carpenter Racing will spend the first official weekend of summer at Road America for the 10th round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Spread across 640 acres in Elkhart Lake,…

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ED CARPENTER RACING AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

FRUSTRATING NIGHT AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY FOR ED CARPENTER RACING Ed Carpenter Finishes 13th, Spencer Pigot in 14th in a 248-Lap Battle of Perseverance FORT WORTH (June 8, 2019) – Race Notes Tonight’s DXC Technology 600 was not an easy one for Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot, but both fought through until the end to…

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DXC Technology 600 Qualifying Results

ROW 3 STARTING POSITION FOR SPENCER PIGOT AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY Pigot Will Start 6th, Ed Carpenter Qualifies 13th for DXC Technology 600 INDIANAPOLIS (June 7, 2019) – Qualifying Notes The starting field has been set for the second oval race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, the DXC Technology 600. Full-time driver Spencer…

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ED CARPENTER RACING EAGER TO GET BACK TO OVAL RACING UNDER THE LIGHTS

Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot Looking Forward To Saturday Night’s Race at Texas Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS (June 4, 2019) – Race Preview Ed Carpenter Racing will bring a pair of Autogeek Chevrolets to Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600, the ninth round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. The race will feature 248 laps (600 kilometers)…

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RACE 2 OF DETROIT DOUBLEHEADER

ED JONES OVERCOMES FIRST LAP CONTACT TO FINISH RACE 2 OF DETROIT DOUBLEHEADER Jones Takes Checkered Flag in 14th; Spencer Pigot Taken Out of Contention Prior to First Pit Stop DETROIT (June 2, 2019) – Race 2 Notes For the third time in eight days and second time in 24 hours, it was race day…

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Detroit Race #1 Notes

SPENCER PIGOT EARNS TOP 10 FINISH IN FIRST RACE OF DETROIT DOUBLEHEADER Pigot Finishes 10th in Race 1 of Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix; Ed Jones Overcomes Contact to Finish 20th DETROIT (June 1, 2019) – Race 1 Notes With a weather delay and a rainy start, Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix concluded…

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