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Ed Carpenter
Ed  Carpenter
Ed Carpenter Racing
20 Chevrolet USA Road To Indy Graduate
20
Ed Carpenter
rank
25
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
3
Race Wins
3
Birthday
Mar 3, 1981
Hometown
Indianapolis, Indiana
Residence
Indianapolis, Indiana

ON TRACK

  • Three-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner.
  • Oval-track specialist whose three career wins have all come on ovals; scheduled to drive the five ovals on the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule.
  • Won the first-ever Indy Lights race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 2003 Freedom 100.

OFF TRACK

  • Co-owner of Ed Carpenter Racing along with Tony George and Stuart Reed. Is one of two owner/driver competing in INDYCAR.
  • Graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis and has been featured in the university’s advertising campaign.
  • Is a fan of the Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball team, the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 6 0 0 1 1 0 4
2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 5 0 0 1 3 7 4
2018 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 6 0 1 1 4 66 5
2017 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 6 0 0 0 1 5 5
2016 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 5 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 6 0 0 0 2 1 2
2014 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 6 1 1 3 4 122 5
2013 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 19 0 0 3 5 56 17
2012 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 15 1 0 1 3 62 14
2011 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 10 1 0 1 1 11 10
2010 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 4 0 1 1 1 14 3
2009 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 17 0 0 1 6 35 16
2008 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 17 0 0 2 7 3 13
2007 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 17 0 0 0 6 0 12
2006 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 12 0 0 1 6 0 10
2005 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 17 0 0 0 1 0 10
2004 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 0 0 0 1 0 9
2003 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 187 3 3 16 52 383 142
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2005 Indy Lights 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 Indy Lights 12 1 3 8 9 141 9
2002 Indy Lights 7 0 0 6 7 4 7

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
September 7, 2003 (Chicagoland)
First Win
October 2, 2011 (Kentucky)
First Pole
September 3, 2010 (Kentucky)

NTT IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2019
    • Competed in five NTT INDYCAR SERIES events for Ed Carpenter Racing with a best finish of second at World Wide Technology Raceway.
    • Qualified second at Indianapolis for the 103rd Indianapolis 500.
  • 2018
    • Competed in the six NTT INDYCAR SERIES events for Ed Carpenter Racing, with a best finish of second at Indianapolis.
    • Won the pole for the 102nd Indianapolis 500, his fourth front row start for the at Indianapolis in the past six years.
    • Led 66 total laps, including a career-high 65 laps at Indianapolis, his 11th consecutive season with at least one lap led.
  • 2017
    • Competed in the six NTT INDYCAR SERIES events for Ed Carpenter Racing, with a best finish of seventh at Phoenix.
    • Qualified second at Indianapolis, his third front row start for the Indy 500 in the past five years.
    • Led five laps at Indianapolis, his 10th consecutive season with at least one lap led.
  • 2016
    • Competed in the five NTT INDYCAR SERIES oval events for Ed Carpenter Racing.
    • Qualified a season-best fifth at Phoenix.
  • 2015
    • Competed in the six oval events on the schedule for CFH Racing with best finish of sixth at Iowa.
    • Qualified a season-best fourth at Auto Club Speedway.
  • 2014
    • Competed in the six oval events on the schedule for Ed Carpenter Racing, winning at Texas in June, placing third in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway and capturing the pole position for the second straight year at the Indianapolis 500.
    • Led 26 laps in Indy 500 before a crash ended his race in 27th place.
    • Finished fifth at Iowa and ninth at Milwaukee.
  • 2013
    • Claimed best finish of second at Auto Club Speedway, the third straight year he finished first or second in season finale.
    • Won pole for Indianapolis 500 and led 37 laps, most of any driver.
    • Finished with three top-five finishes at Texas, Iowa and Auto Club.
  • 2012
    • Won season finale at Auto Club Speedway.
    • Ran as high as third at Indianapolis before spin late in the race led to 21st-place finish.
    • Had three top-10 finishes.
  • 2011
    • Earned first NTT IndyCar Series victory (Kentucky Speedway), driving for Sarah Fisher Racing.
    • Competed in 10 races.
    • Had a best starting position of fourth, also at Kentucky, and started eighth in the Indianapolis 500.
  • 2010
    • Competed in four events for Panther Racing/Vision Racing.
    • Earned first career pole at Kentucky and tied career-best finish of second.
    • Started career-high seventh at Indianapolis.
  • 2009
    • Finished 12th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing, his best to date.
    • Recorded best-ever finish of second in a wheel-to-wheel battle at Kentucky.
    • Tied career-best start of fourth in season finale at Homestead.
  • 2008
    • Finished 15th in standings driving for Vision Racing.
    • Tied career-best finish with fifths at Homestead and Indianapolis.
    • Recorded seven top-10 finishes.
    • Led first career laps in 92nd Indianapolis 500.
  • 2007
    • Finished 15th in point standings for Vision Racing with best finishes of sixth at Homestead and Iowa.
  • 2006
    • Finished 14th in point standings for Vision Racing with best finish of fifth at Chicagoland, his first career top-five.
    • Recorded six top-10 finishes, including best-ever road course finish of sixth at Watkins Glen.
  • 2005
    • Finished 18th in standings for Vision Racing with a best finish of 10th at Nashville.
  • 2004
    • Finished 16th in championship standings for Red Bull Cheever Racing, earning a career-best eighth at Kentucky.
    • Finished second in Rookie of the Year standings.
  • 2003
    • Made NTT IndyCar Series debut at Chicagoland with PDM Racing, started 16th and finished 13th.
    • Started two other events, finishing 13th at Auto Club and 21st in season finale at Texas.
    • Made history at Chicagoland when he became the first driver to compete in an Indy Lights race and an NTT IndyCar Series race on the same weekend.

Ed's Road to Indy

  • 2008
    • Competed in Rolex 24 At Daytona with Vision Racing.
  • 2007
    • Competed in Rolex 24 At Daytona with Vision Racing.
  • 2003
    • Finished third in Indy Lights point standings with one win and eight top-five finishes.
    • Won inaugural Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first automobile race conducted in the month of May in conjunction with the Indianapolis 500.
  • 2002
    • Finished third in Indy Lights point standings with six top-five finishes in seven races.
    • Earned best result of second at Kentucky.
    • Completed the most laps (454 of a possible 455) and was the only competitor running at the finish of every event.
  • 2001
    • Competed in the USAC Sprint Car Series, earning first victory in season finale at Salem, IN.
    • Finished ninth overall in the USAC Silver Crown Series, earning six top-10 finishes. Best result was sixth at Indianapolis Raceway Park in May.
    • Tested NTT IndyCar Series car at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Panther Racing.
  • 2000
    • Competed in the USAC Silver Crown Series, earning five top-10 finishes with best result of sixth at DuQuoin, IL.
    • Named USAC Silver Crown Series Rookie of the Race at Phoenix and Nazareth.
    • Claimed the pole for the Hulman-Hoosier Hundred at Indiana State Fairgrounds and led 80 laps before retiring.
    • Finished ninth overall in USAC National Midget Car Series, earning four top-five finishes and a best result of second at the Belleville (KS) Nationals.
  • 1999
    • Finished 13th in USAC National Midget Car Series as a rookie.
    • Earned first career feature victory at Louisville (KY) Motor Speedway in only his fourth start.
  • 1998
    • Made midget debut at 16th Street Speedway (Indianapolis) in USAC Regional Series.
  • Early Career
    • Raced in quarter-midget and three-quarter midget competition at the club, regional and national levels.
    • Won national quarter-midget championship events at Xenia, OH, and Hagerstown, MD.
Ed Carpenter Racing

A new team arrived on the grid in 2012, Ed Carpenter Racing, with Ed Carpenter himself at the helm. Success came quickly for the new team as the owner/driver claimed ECR’s first victory in its debut season. Carpenter, an Indianapolis native, solidified his status as a hometown favorite when he won back-to-back pole positions for the 2013 and 2014 Indianapolis 500s.

After driving full-time in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Carpenter shifted his focus exclusively to ovals. He hired Mike Conway to compete in the road and street course events, a move that quickly paid off as ECR won three races in 2014 - Carpenter at Texas Motor Speedway and Conway at Long Beach and Toronto. 

ECR combined with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing for 2015, forming a two-car effort known as CFH Racing. Josef Newgarden scored two wins, including leading teammate Luca Filippi to the team’s first 1-2 finish. Prior to the 2016 season, Carpenter resumed full ownership and ECR returned to the grid. Newgarden would secure another victory in 2016 before JR Hildebrand moved into the full-time role and recorded two podium finishes in 2017.

After two years as road and street course driver, Spencer Pigot was elevated to the team’s full-time driver for the 2018 season and claimed his first Indy car podium. British rookie Jordan King would take over Carpenter’s No. 20 for the road and street course events. ECR expanded to three cars for the Indianapolis 500 as Danica Patrick closed out her motorsports career. Carpenter would earn his third Indy 500 pole position and lead the most laps of all drivers before a runner-up finish.

Carpenter continued to lead his team in 2019, starting on the front row of the Indianapolis 500 for the fifth time in seven years. ECR Chevrolets qualified 2-3-4 for the “500” with Carpenter, Pigot and Ed Jones. In conjunction with Scuderia Corsa, Jones served as road and street course driver of the No. 20 car while Pigot remained full-time in the No. 21. Carpenter also scored the team’s best finish of the year as he stood on the second step of the podium at WWT Raceway.

Carpenter will continue in his 18th year of Indy car competition as the drives the No. 20 Chevrolet at the five oval events in 2020. Conor Daly will race the No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet in the 12 road and street course event and Dutch teenager and rookie Rinus VeeKay will race the full season in the team’s No. 21 Chevrolet. The trio will make up ECR’s three-car lineup for the 2020 Indianapolis 500.

Team Website edcarpenterracing.com