Ed Carpenter (racing driver)

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Ed Carpenter
Ed Carpenter 2009 Indy 500 Carb Day.JPG
Ed Carpenter at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Carburation Day for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
Nationality United States American
Born (1981-03-03) March 3, 1981 (age 33)
Paris, Illinois
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series
Debut season 2003
Current team CFH Racing
Car no. 20
Former teams PDM Racing (2003)
Red Bull Cheever Racing (2004)
Vision Racing (2005-2009)
Panther Racing (2010)
Sarah Fisher Racing (2011)
Ed Carpenter Racing (2012-2014)
Starts 145
Wins 3
Poles 3
Fastest laps 4
Best finish 12th in 2009
Previous series
2002–2003, 2005
2007-2008
Indy Lights Series

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
Awards
2003
2012
Freedom 100 winner
MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships winner

Everette Edward Carpenter, Jr. (born March 3, 1981) is an American IndyCar driver. He is the stepson of Indy Racing League founder Tony George and is currently competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series, driving for Ed Carpenter Racing.

Career history[edit]

Carpenter was born in Paris, Illinois, and grew up in the town of Marshall until the age of 8. He then moved to Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Butler University.

Early career[edit]

Carpenter has had a successful career in midget racing that dated as far back as 1989. Carpenter would win nation quarter-midget events in Xenia, Ohio and Hagerstown, Maryland[1] in 1996.[2]

United States Automobile Club[edit]

USAC Regional Series[edit]

Carpenter would drive in the USAC Regional Series in 1998 in the midget division. Carpenter would drive the #3 TG Racing car (chassis and engine is unknown) at 16th Street Speedway. At the event at the track on June 27, 1998 Carpenter would qualify with the 11th fastest time.[3] Carpenter would win the third heat race and would finish in 3rd place in the feature.[4] It is unknown where Carpenter finished in the final point standings.

USAC National Midget Car Series[edit]

Carpenter would begin to compete in the USAC National Midget Series in 1999 for TG Racing in the #3 Ed Pink Beast[5] (engine is unknown) in fifteen races. Carpenter would win a race at Louisville Motor Speedway and would finish 13th in points.[6]

Carpenter would return in 2000 to drive the #3 TG Motorsports car (chassis and engine are unknown). Carpenter would get four top five finishes with a best finish of 2nd at the Belleville Nationals at the Belleville High Banks and would finish 9th in the final point standings.

Carpenter would return in 2001 in the #2 Steele car (chassis and engine were unknown) at the race at South Boston Speedway (the race's name was unknown). In the race Carpenter started 11th and finished 8th.

In 2002 Carpenter returned to the series to drive for Klatt Enterprises (number, chassis and engine were unknown). Carpenter would compete in three races and would finish 44th in points.[7]

USAC Silver Crown Series[edit]

Carpenter would begin to compete in the United States Automobile Club#USAC Silver Crown Series in 2000 originally for former Indy car driver George Snider in car #111 (chassis and engine unknown) at the season-opening Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway, finishing in 9th place. Carpenter would then start driving for George Snider's relative Debbie Snider in the #7 Menards/Conseco/Clabber Girl/Ericcson/Delphi Automotive Beast-Chevrolet with George Snider and Jimmy Sills acting as mentors to him and giving him advice about tracks.[8] Carpenter would get a best finish of 6th at the Southern Illinoisan 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack. Carpenter would start on the pole position at the A.J. Foyt's True Value Hulman Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway, the series most prestigious race. In the race Carpenter lead the first 80 laps before crashing and finishing in 20th place.[9] Carpenter would also win Rookie of the Race awards at the Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway with the aforementioned 9th place finish and at the race at Nazareth Speedway (the race's name is unknown) with a 7th place finish.[10] Carpenter would finish 12th in the final point standings.[11]

In 2001 Carpenter returned to drive for George Snider in the #11 car (numbered 111 at the race at Gateway International Raceway) (chassis and engine are unknown). Carpenter would get a best finish of 6th at the Coca-Cola 100 at Indianapolis Raceway Park.[12] Carpenter would finish 9th in the final point standings.[13]

In 2002 Carpenter would drive the #44 Sinden Racing car (chassis and engine are unknown). At the season-opening Little Trees 100 at Phoenix International Raceway Carpenter would start 2nd and finish 21st after suffering an engine failure after 85 laps.[14] Carpenter would also drive for Hoffman Auto Racing in the #69 Dynamics[disambiguation needed] car (chassis and engine are unknown) at the Golden Hoosier Hundred at Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway (starting 17th and finishing 24th due to a crash after 59 laps) and the #67 Zarounian car (chassis and engine are unknown) at the Ted Horn 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack (starting on the pole position and finishing 25th due to an accident after 58 laps). Carpenter's best finish of the season was at the Dominic's of New York 100 at Richmond International Raceway where he started 7th and finished 2nd after leading for 12 laps.[15] Carpenter would finish out the season ranked 22nd in the final point standings.[16]

For 2003 Carpenter would drive for Hoffman Auto Racing in the #69 Dynamics[disambiguation needed] car (chassis and engine are unknown).[17] Carpenter would get a best finish of 3rd place at the Dominic's of New York 100 at Richmond International Raceway after starting 10th.[18] Carpenter would finish 35th in the final point standings.[19]

USAC Sprint Car Series[edit]

In 2001 Carpenter began to compete in the USAC Sprint Car Series in the #11 TG Racing car (chassis and engine are unknown). At the season-ending USAC Sprint Legends Classic at Salem Speedway Carpenter would have the 3rd fastest qualifying time and would finish 6th in the first heat and would win the "Semi" race.[20] In the feature race Carpenter would win after leading for only the final ten laps (20-30).[21] Carpenter would finish 12th in the final point standings.

In 2002 Carpenter began to drive for Sinden Racing (number, chassis and engine are unknown). During the season Carpenter went on to win an unknown race.[22] Carpenter would finish 19th in the final point standings.[23]

North American Auto Racing Series[edit]

In 2000 Carpenter would compete in the North American Auto Racing Series-sanctioned NAMARS National Midget Championship series in the #3C TG Racing car (chassis and engine are unknown). Carpenter would attempt to qualify for the Chili Bowl at Tulsa Expo Center, considered to be "biggest Midget race of the year".[24] Carpenter would fail to qualify for the qualifier and missed the feature race as a result. Carpenter would score no points towards the championship due to not starting any races.

INDYCAR[edit]

Indy Lights Series[edit]

Carpenter joined the then-new Indy Racing League sanctioned Menards Infiniti Pro Series in 2002 to drive for Sinden Racing in the #2 Menards/Jack K. Elrod Co./Futaba/Delphi Automotive Dallara IPS-Infiniti Q45. At the season-opening Kansas 100 at Kansas Speedway Carpenter started and finished 5th. Carpenter would get a best finish of 2nd at the Kentucky 100 at Kentucky Speedway. Carpenter also got a pair of 3rd place finishes at the Michigan 100 at Michigan International Speedway and the Gateway 100 at Gateway International Speedway. Carpenter would finish out the season ranked 3rd in points with 226 points.

In 2003 Carpenter began to drive for A.J. Foyt Enterprises in the #14 Futaba/Delphi Automotive Dallara IPS-Infiniti Q45. Carpenter would win his only Indy Lights race at the Futaba Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (the series' most prestigious race). Carpenter would also qualify on the pole position at the Aventis Racing for Kids 100 at Kansas Speedway and the Chicagoland 100 at Chicagoland Speedway, finishing 2nd in each race. Carpenter would finish out the season ranked 3rd in points with 377 points.

In 2005 Carpenter returned to the series for Vision Racing to drive the #9 Vision Racing Dallara IPS-Infiniti Q45 for the Liberty Challenge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Carpenter would qualify 13th out of 14 cars and would finish 11th, the last car on the lead lap. Carpenter would finish out the season ranked 26th in points with 19 points.

Verizon IndyCar Series[edit]

Carpenter's first experience in the Verizon IndyCar Series came in 2001 at Atlanta Motor Speedway when Carpenter tested a car for Panther Racing.

Carpenter would begin competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series for PDM Racing in the #18 Metabolife Ultra Dallara IR03-Chevrolet V8. Carpenter would make his debut at the Delphi Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway and would start 16th and finish 13th. Carpenter would then compete at the Toyota Indy 400 at California Speedway, starting 17th and finishing 13th. At the season-ending Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Carpenter would start 22nd and finish 21st due to alternator problems after 69 laps. Carpenter would finish out the season ranked 26th in points with 43 points.

In 2004, Carpenter ran his first full–time season for Red Bull Cheever Racing in the #52 Red Bull Dallara IR03-Chevrolet V8. He struggled to match the pace of experienced teammate Alex Barron. Carpenter would get a best finish of 8th place at the Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Carpenter would also qualify for the Indianapolis 500, starting 16th and finishing 31st due to a crash after 62 laps. Carpenter would finish out the season 16th in points with 245 points.

For 2005 Carpenter's step father Tony George started a new team called Vision Racing. Carpenter would drive for Vision in the #20 Vision Racing Dallara IR05-Toyota Indy V8. During the year the team was off the pace and Carpenter's best start was a 16th at the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway. Carpenter's best finish was at the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway with a 10th place finish. Carpenter would also qualify for the Indianapolis 500, starting 26th and finishing 11th. Carpenter would finish the season 18th in points with 244 points.

Capenter would return with Vision Racing in 2006 in the #20 Vision Racing Dallara IR05-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI4R. On March 26, 2006, during the warmup for the season-opening Toyota Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Carpenter was involved in a brutal crash with driver Paul Dana. Dana died soon after from his injuries. Carpenter was reported to be "awake and alert," and was released the next day suffering only bruised lungs. He returned to the series on April 22 at the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi, starting 19th and finishing 20th due to a crash after 25 laps. At the Indianapolis 500 Carpenter and his teammates would acquire sponsorship from Rock & Republic for the race. In the race Carpenter started 12th and was running in the top 10 late in the race, only to have to make a late race pit stop and would finish 11th, one lap down. At the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Carpenter started 18th and finshed 6th after Carpenter's team decided to put on rain tires in the rain conditions. At the Firestone Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway Carpenter started 4th and finished 7th. At the season-ending Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 presented by Mr. Clean at Chicagoland Speedway Carpenter started 12th and finished 5th. Carpenter would finish the season ranked 14th in points with 252 points.

In 2007 Carpenter would return with Vision Racing to drive the #20 Vision Racing Dallara IR07-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R. Carpenter would start off the season with a 6th place finish at the XM Satellite Radio Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At the Indianapolis 500 the team would acquire sponsorship from Hitachi Power Tools for the remainder of the season. In the race Carpenter started 14th and finished 17th after being involed in a crash with Marco Andretti, Dan Wheldon and others that had Andretti flip down the back straightaway. Just after the crash the race was stopped due to rain. Carpenter's best finish in the remaining races was at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway with a 6th place finish after starting 5th. Carpenter would finish the season 15th in points with 309 points.

For 2008 Carpenter would return with Vision Racing to drive the #20 Menards/Johns Manville Dallara IR07-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R. At the season-opening Gainsco Auto Insurance Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Carpenter qualified 2nd, only for his car to fail technical inspection with teammate A.J. Foyt IV (who qualified 3rd). In the race Carpenter started 24th and finished 6th. Carpenter would then get another 6th place finish at the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi. At the Indianapolis 500 Carpenter qualified 10th and finished 5th after leading 3 laps. Following eight races Carpenter was ranked 8th in points. Following that Carpenter only got top tens at the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway and the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Carpenter finished out the year with a fiery crash at the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway while racing in the top five. Carpenter finished out the year 15th in points with 320 points.

Carpenter competing in the 2009 Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place.

In 2009 Carpenter returned with Vision Racing in the #20 Menards/Johns Manville Dallara IR07-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R and started off with poor performances in the first two races, the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the Streets of St. Petersburg and the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the Streets of Long Beach, which were on street circuits. He scored back-to-back top 10s on the ovals at the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway with a 9th place finish. At the Indianapolis 500 Carpenter qualified a disappointing 17th but managed to finish 8th. The day after the ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225 at the Milwaukee Mile (where he finished a disappointing 16th, 6 laps down), Carpenter's wife Heather gave birth to their second child, Ryder. Carpenter's season highlight came on August 1 in the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway, leading the race 5 times for 34 laps before coming up just .0162 seconds short of Team Penske's Ryan Briscoe following a pitched side–by–side battle. Carpenter finished out the season ranked 12th in points with 321 points.

In 2010 Vision Racing lost its sponsors and as a result shut down. Carpenter would then drive for Panther Racing in conjunction with Vision in the #20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Dallara IR07-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R at the Indianapolis 500. In the race Carpenter started 8th and finished 17th due to a caution during a round of pit stops, putting Carpenter a lap down. Panther and Vision later fieled the car at the Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, the Kentucky Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway and the Cafés do Brasil Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At Chicagoland Carpenter started 11th and would quickly challenge for the lead, leading for 3 laps. Carpenter would then have handling issues and would retire after 179 laps to finish 20th. At Kentucky Carpenter would qualify on the pole position and would lead a front row sweep with teammate Dan Wheldon. Carpenter led for 11 laps and it looked as if Carpenter would get his first victory when cars ahead of Carpenter were pitting late in the race, only for Helio Castroneves to stretch his fuel to the end, making Carpenter finish 2nd. At Homestead Carpenter started 7th and finished 13th one lap down to end the season. Carpenter would finish 28th in points with 90 points.

For 2011 Carpenter would begin to drive for Sarah Fisher Racing in the #67 Dollar General Dallara IR07-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R. The team would compete in a partial season consisting of all the ovals and select road courses and street circuits. Carpenter would make his debut of the season at the Indianapolis 500. Carpenter would qualify in 8th place and finish in 11th place after leading for 3 laps. At the Firestone Twin 275s Race #1 at Texas Motor Speedway Carpenter started 5th and would only finish 18th. In the Firestone Twin 275s Race #2 at Texas Motor Speedway Carpenter drew a 10th place starting position (the second race's starting lineup was determined by a random draw) and would finish 16th. Following the two Texas races Carpenter and the team began to struggle in qualifying as Carpenter would only get a best start of 14th at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway. Carpenter especially struggled on the road courses and street circuits due to Carpenter's lack of experience on the type of course. During this time Carpenter's best finish was a trio of 11th place finishes at Indianapolis, Iowa and the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. At the next-to-last race of the season, the Kentucky Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Carpenter qualified in 4th place and would lead for 8 laps. In the late stages of the race Carpenter was battling with Dario Franchitti, who was in a championship battle with Will Power, and one of the series' largest teams, Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Carpenter would beat Franchitti by 0.0098 seconds, the closest finish in the history of the speedway in the series' last race at the track and after finishing 2nd at the race the past two years. Prior to the race the team's main sponsor, Dollar General, announced that they were leaving the team meaning Carpenter won Dollar General's last race as a regular sponsor of the team (they did come back to sponsor the team's car for Josef Newgarden at the 2012 Indianapolis 500). At the season-ending IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Carpenter qualified 3rd and was soon running 2nd to pole sitter Tony Kanaan after 11 laps, when a major accident occurred in turn 1 when James Hinchcliffe and Wade Cunningham made contact and Cunningham and J. R. Hildebrand then made contact when Cunningham swerved and Hildebrand drove over the rear of his car. Hildebrand's car became airborne and Cunningham collected Jay Howard on the inside and then Townsend Bell on the outside before crashing into the wall. Attempting to avoid the crash ahead, Vitor Meira lost control, spinning inward collecting both Charlie Kimball and E. J. Viso. At the same time Meira lost control, Tomas Scheckter was also attempting to avoid the first crash by rapidly slowing down on the outside. This led to Paul Tracy crashing into the back of Scheckter and a rapidly approaching Pippa Mann to launch over the top of Tracy after jerking to the outside to avoid crashing into Alex Lloyd. Dan Wheldon would then drive over the rear of Kimball's car and flipped into the catchfence, causing fatal injuries to Wheldon. The race was cancelled afterwards and the results were not counted towards the recordbooks. Carpenter would finish the season ranked 26th in points with 175 points and would finish 6th in the A.J. Foyt Oval standings with 141 points.[25]

In 2012, Carpenter started his own team, Ed Carpenter Racing, driving the #20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6. During the season Carpenter struggled in qualifying and would have a best start of 19th at the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway. Carpenter also struggled during the races held on road courses and street circuits and would get a best finish of 12th at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by ShopAutoWeek.com at Belle Isle State Park. On the ovals Carpenter was more competitive. At the Indianapolis 500 Carpenter crashed during Pole Day qualifying and would requalify on Bump Day, the second day, starting 28th. In the race Carpenter moved into the top five in the late stages of the race only to spin on lap 180, taking Carpenter out of contention. Carpenter would finish 21st, one lap down. At Texas Carpenter started 19th and quickly moved up through the field, only to finish 12th after dropping back in the late stages of the race. At the Milwaukee IndyFest presented by XYQ at the Milwaukee Mile Carpenter qualified 22nd and would finish 8th to get his first top ten of the season. Carpenter would get another 8th place finish at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway after starting 21st. Carpenter then managed to qualify 8th at the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT on the Streets of Baltimore due to Carpenter qualifying early and several cars not getting in quick laps due to the premature end to qualifying. In the race Carpenter crashed on lap 7 and finished in 25th (last) place. At the season-ending MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships at Auto Club Speedway Carpenter qualified 5th and was soon challenging for the lead and would lead for 62 laps. Going into the last lap Carpenter attempted to pass leader Dario Franchitti just as Takuma Sato lost control in turn 4. Carpenter would complete the pass before the caution came out and Carpenter would go on to win his second Verizon IndyCar Series race. Ironically in both races Carpenter had Franchitti finish in 2nd place. Carpenter would finish out the season ranked 18th in points with 261 points and would finish 7th in the A.J. Foyt Oval standings with 133 points.[26]

Carpenter is among the people who announce that Pocono Raceway would become a track for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2013.

Carpenter returned with Ed Carpenter Racing in 2013 to drive the #20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6. Carpenter would improve his qualifying results on the ovals, getting a worst start of 14th at the Pocono IndyCar 400 fueled by Sunoco at Pocono Raceway. Despite this Carpenter struggled on the road couses and street circuits, getting a best start of 14th at the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé on the Streets of São Paulo, due to qualifying being ended early with Carpenter getting quick laps in before several others had their own fast laps, and a best finish of 13th Honda Indy Toronto Race #1 at Exhibition Place. On the ovals Carpenter's results were better starting with a pole position at the Indianapolis 500. During the Firestone Fast Nine (the qualifying session that determines the pole position at Indianapolis) Carpenter's single-car team beat out all three cars fielded by Team Penske and all five cars fielded by Andretti Autosport, two of the largest teams in the series. In the race Carpenter would lead for a race-high 37 laps, only to suffer handling issues in the second half of the race and drop to a 10th place finish. At the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway Carpenter qualified 9th and finished 4th. Carpenter's only disappointing oval race was the Milwaukee IndyFest at the Milwaukee Mile where Carpenter qualified 20th and finished 14th, two laps down. At the Iowa Corn Indy 250 Presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway Carpenter started and finished 4th after leading for 18 laps, being one of the few drivers to pose a threat to race winner and dominator James Hinchcliffe. Carpenter would then get a 9th place finish at Pocono, where Chevrolet engines (the type of engine Carpenter used) lacked then fuel economy of the rival Honda engines. Carpenter's next competitive race was at the season-ending MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships at Auto Club Speedway, where Carpenter started 7th and finished 2nd after leading for a single lap. Carpenter would finish out the season ranked 16th in points with 333 points.

In 2014 Carpenter decided to split driving the #20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 for Ed Carpenter Racing with Mike Conway (Conway does the road courses and street circuits while Carpenter does the ovals). At his debut of the season, the Indianapolis 500 Carpenter would qualify on pole position for the second consecutive year. In the race Carpenter, along with eventual winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti, dominated with Carpenter leading for 26 laps. On lap 176 on a restart for separate crashes between Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden Carpenter was running 2nd to Hunter-Reay when Townsend Bell attempted to pass Carpenter on the outside and James Hinchcliffe on the inside when Hinchcliffe made contact with Carpenter, sending both into the wall. This would end Carpenter's race with a 27th place finish. At Carpenter's next race, the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, he qualified 5th and was soon battling with Will Power for the lead. Later, when Carpenter and Power were making pit stops, Power came into the pit lane too fast and had to serve a penalty. On lap 142 a caution came out for Takuma Sato who had an engine fire. Carpenter and 2nd place driver Juan Pablo Montoya stayed out while the remaining lead lap cars (Power, Simon Pagenaud, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan) went to the pit lane to get new tires. On the restart with three laps to go Carpenter held off Power for his third career Verizon IndyCar Series win. Carpenter returned to the series at the Pocono IndyCar 500 at Pocono Raceway. Carpenter started in 13th place and in the race he had to make an extra pit stop to replace a bad tire while the race was still under racing conditions. Carpenter would finish in 13th place as a result after running in the top 10 throughout the race. At the following race, the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway Carpenter started in 10th place. In the race Carpenter was battling a loose racecar in the late stages of the race while running in the top 5. On lap 282 Carpenter made contact with Juan Pablo Montoya in turn 3, causing Montoya to crash out of the race. While being interviewed by the NBC Sports Network Montoya called Carpenter a "douchebag." During the caution period Carpenter, Hunter-Reay, Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal all made pit stops for new tires. On the restart Hunter-Reay and Newgarden passed Kanaan, who had dominated the race up to that point, for the lead and 2nd place. Carpenter would finish in 5th place while Rahal finished in 7th place. During the weekend of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers at the Milwaukee Mile Carpenter's race team, Ed Carpenter Racing, merged with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing for the 2015 season to form CFH Racing. In the race Carpenter started in 7th place and finished in 9th place. At the season-ending MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships at Auto Club Speedway Carpenter nearly crashed on both of his laps in qualifying after having a speed on his first lap be fast enough to qualify on the pole position. Carpenter would start in 14th place. In the race Carpenter had a drive-through penalty for speeding on the pit lane. The reason was because Carpenter's pit speed limiter was damaged. Carpenter would recover to finish in 3rd place behind Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon. Carpenter would finish 22nd in points with 262 points.

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series[edit]

Carpenter competed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2007 for Vision Racing in the #00 Vision Racing Porsche-Crawford with Tomas Scheckter, Tony George, A.J. Foyt IV and Stephan Gregoire in the DP class. The started 18th and finished 17th in its class due to engine problems after 587 laps. The car finished 29th in the overall results. Carpenter would finish out the season ranked 103rd in the final points standings.

Carpenter would return to the series in 2008 for the Rolex 24 at Daytona for Vision Racing in the #03 Vision Racing Porsche-Crawford with A.J. Foyt IV, Vitor Meira, John Andretti and Tony George in the DP class. The car would start 20th and finish 12th in its class with 615 laps completed. The car would also finish 25th in the overall results. Carpenter would be ranked 68th in the final points standings at the end of the season.

Media appearances[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Carpenter was the subject of an episode of the television series IndyCar 36. The episode highlights Carpeneter's weekend at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway. The episode was broadcast prior to the Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place on July 8, 2012.

Motorsports career results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

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Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2002 Sinden Racing Dallara IPS Infiniti Q45 KAN
5
NSH
5
MIS
3
KTY
2
STL
3
CHI
7
TXS
5
3rd 226
2003 A. J. Foyt Enterprises Dallara IPS Infiniti Q45 HMS
15
PHX
13
INDY
1
PPIR
4
KAN
2
NSH
13
MIS
7
STL
4
KTY
5
CHI
2
FON
2
TXS
4
3rd 377
2005 Vision Racing Dallara IPS Infiniti Q45 HMS PHX STP INDY TXS IMS
11
NSH MIL KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON 26th 19

Verizon IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2003 PDM Racing Dallara IR03 Chevrolet V8 HMS PHX MOT INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MIS STL KTY NZR CHI
13
FON
13
TX2
21
27th 43
2004 Red Bull Cheever Racing Dallara IR03 Chevrolet V8 HMS
12
PHX
19
MOT
22
INDY
31
TXS
21
RIR
16
KAN
14
NSH
22
MIL
11
MIS
14
KTY
8
PPIR
11
NZR
20
CHI
11
FON
12
TX2
21
16th 245
2005 Vision Racing Dallara IR05 Toyota Indy V8 HMS
18
PHX
16
STP
19
MOT
16
INDY
11
TXS
20
RIR
12
KAN
17
NSH
10
MIL
12
MIS
23
KTY
22
PPIR
19
SNM
15
CHI
17
WGL
14
FON
20
18th 244
2006 Vision Racing Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI4R HMS
DNS
STP
Inj
MOT
20
INDY
11
WGL
6
TXS
9
RIR
8
KAN
16
NSH
10
MIL
16
MIS
7
KTY
11
SNM
12
CHI
5
14th 252
2007 Vision Racing Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R HMS
6
STP
18
MOT
15
KAN
17
INDY
17
MIL
7
TXS
18
IOW
6
RIR
10
WGL
12
NSH
13
MDO
16
MIS
14
KTY
7
SNM
13
DET
10
CHI
16
15th 309
2008 Vision Racing Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R HMS
5
STP
18
MOT1
6
LBH1
DNP
KAN
10
INDY
5
MIL
20
TXS
9
IOW
23
RIR
11
WGL
17
NSH
8
MDO
15
EDM
13
KTY
6
SNM
23
DET
14
CHI
28
SRF2
20
15th 320
2009 Vision Racing Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R STP
18
LBH
18
KAN
9
INDY
8
MIL
16
TXS
9
IOW
10
RIR
13
WGL
16
TOR
15
EDM
16
KTY
2
MDO
17
SNM
11
CHI
6
MOT
13
HMS
12
12th 321
2010 Panther Racing Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R SAO
STP
ALA
LBH
KAN
INDY
17
TXS
IOW
WGL
TOR
EDM
MDO
SNM
CHI
20
KTY
2
MOT
HMS
13
28th 90
2011 Sarah Fisher Racing Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
11
TXS1
18
TXS2
16
MIL
16
IOW
11
TOR EDM MDO
22
NHM
11
SNM
25
BAL
20
MOT KTY
1
LVS
C3
26th 175
2012 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 STP
18
ALA
22
LBH
14
SAO
21
INDY
21
DET
12
TXS
12
MIL
8
IOW
8
TOR
18
EDM
22
MDO
22
SNM
20
BAL
25
FON
1
18th 261
2013 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 STP
14
ALA
22
LBH
18
SAO
23
INDY
10
DET
18
DET
15
TXS
4
MIL
14
IOW
4
POC
9
TOR
13
TOR
22
MDO
20
SNM
19
BAL
14
HOU
23
HOU
22
FON
2
16th 333
2014 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 STP LBH ALA IMS INDY
27
DET
DET
TXS
1
HOU HOU POC
13
IOW
5
TOR TOR MDO MIL
9
SNM FON
3
22nd 262
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.
3 Race cancelled due to death of Dan Wheldon
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
10 6 145 3 3 3 32 0 0

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2004 Dallara IR03 Chevrolet V8 16 31 Red Bull Cheever Racing
2005 Dallara IR05 Toyota Indy V8 26 11 Vision Racing
2006 Dallara IR05 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI4R 12 11 Vision Racing
2007 Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R 14 17 Vision Racing
2008 Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R 10 5 Vision Racing
2009 Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R 17 8 Vision Racing
2010 Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R 8 17 Panther Racing
2011 Dallara IR07 Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI7R 8 11 Sarah Fisher Racing
2012 Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 28 21 Ed Carpenter Racing
2013 Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 1 10 Ed Carpenter Racing
2014 Dallara DW12 Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 1 27 Ed Carpenter Racing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.openwheelworld.net/us/drivers/305/E.Carpenter/
  2. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/usac/news/ed-carpenter-charging-for-rookie-honors/
  3. ^ http://www.midgetmadness.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8374
  4. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/usac/news/16th-street-speedway-results-98-06-27/
  5. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/usac/news/ed-carpenter-charging-for-rookie-honors/
  6. ^ http://www.edcarpenterracing.com/ed-carpenter-bio.html
  7. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/ed-carpenter/
  8. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/usac/news/ed-carpenter-charging-for-rookie-honors/
  9. ^ http://www.ultimateracinghistory.com/race.php?raceid=27075
  10. ^ http://www.edcarpenterracing.com/ed-carpenter-bio.html
  11. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/ed-carpenter/
  12. ^ http://www.edcarpenterracing.com/ed-carpenter-bio.html
  13. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/ed-carpenter/
  14. ^ http://www.ultimateracinghistory.com/race.php?raceid=27092
  15. ^ http://www.ultimateracinghistory.com/race.php?raceid=27097
  16. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/ed-carpenter/
  17. ^ http://www.ultimateracinghistory.com/racelist2.php?uniqid=2344
  18. ^ http://www.ultimateracinghistory.com/race.php?raceid=27115
  19. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/ed-carpenter/
  20. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/usac/news/salem-usac-sprint-legends-classic-results/
  21. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/usac/news/salem-usac-sprint-legends-classic-results/
  22. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/championships/standings/usac-national-sprint-car-series/2002/
  23. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/ed-carpenter/
  24. ^ http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series/news-media.html
  25. ^ http://www.indycar.com/Stats
  26. ^ http://www.indycar.com/Stats

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