Ed Carpenter (racing driver)
Ed Carpenter ( born March 3, 1981 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American race car driver. Since 2003 he is traveling in the IndyCar Series. Moreover, in 2012 he went with the team Ed Carpenter Racing as team boss in the series, and remained active as a driver.
He is the stepson of Tony George, an owner of the IndyCar Series.
Carpenter began his motorsport career in 1989 in Midget car racing, in which he was active until 2000. 2000 and 2001, he was also active in the Silver Crown Series. In 2002 he moved to the IRL Infiniti Pro Series. With three podium finishes, he finished his first season in third place overall. In 2003, he initially remained in the IRL Infiniti Pro Series and was again with a win third in the overall standings.
At the end of the 2003 season he was starting his debut in the IndyCar Series in the last three races for PDM Racing. At the end of the season, he finished 27th overall. In 2004 he moved completely into the IndyCar Series. As a teammate of Alex Barron, he started for Cheever Racing. Carpenter did not stop with his teammate and an eighth place was his best result. In the overall standings he was 16th
In 2005, Tony George, his stepfather, the team Vision Racing and undertook Carpenter as pilots for the season. With a tenth place as the best result he was 18th in the driver standings. In addition, he returned for a race in the IRL Infiniti Pro Series. At the season opener of the 2006 season in Homestead Carpenter lost after a puncture control of his vehicle and crashed into the barriers. When he turned back to the track, Paul Dana ran into his car. Both drivers were taken to hospital immediately. Dana suffered fatal injuries in this accident. Carpenter had to suspend two races due to his injuries. At the last race of the season, he scored with a fifth place his best finish so far in the series and finished the season in 14th place in the overall standings. With his teammates, Tomas Scheckter, he held this season again not. 2007 joined Vision Racing with three cars and Carpenter and Scheckter AJ Foyt IV were amplified by. With isolated place in the top ten drivers, he finished at the end of the season behind Scheckter and Foyt 15th overall.
2008 Carpenter reiterated his previously best IndyCar placement, a fifth place twice. He finished the season ahead of his teammate Foyt in 15th place overall. In addition, Carpenter took in 2007 and 2008 at a respective races of the Rolex Sports Car Series in part. In 2009 he reached at the Kentucky Speedway with a second place finish his best placement in the IndyCar Series. In the overall standings, he achieved his best result with the twelfth. 2010 Carpenter lost his IndyCar cockpit, since Vision Racing was set on racing. He subsequently received at Panther Racing cockpit for four IndyCar races of the 2010 season. On the Kentucky Speedway Carpenter scored the first pole position of his IndyCar career and missed the second in the race just under his first victory. At the end of the season, he finished 28th overall. For the 2011 season, Carpenter was taken by Sarah Fisher Racing under contract. He participated in ten of seventeen events. His first race of the season was the Indianapolis 500 at the Kentucky Speedway Carpenter scored in his 113th race the first IndyCar victory. He drove the final laps alongside Dario Franchitti and finally came up with a margin of 0.0098 seconds to the finish. Previously, he had a few laps with one hand because his visor was loose and he had to hold it. At the end of the season he was on the 26th place overall.
2012 Carpenter brought his own team, Ed Carpenter Racing in the IndyCar Series at the start. He played as a driver for the team the entire season. Support for the creation of the racing team received Carpenter of the vodka brand Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka, owned by the US- American professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller. Carpenter is sponsored by this brand since 2010. At the Indianapolis 500, he turned in the leading group lying in the closing stages and came up with a lap down to the finish. After Carpenter in front of the last race of the season, the MAVTV 500 was down only two oval races in the top 10, he decided the end of the season for himself and thus scored his second IndyCar victory. He finished the season starting on the 18th. 2013 Carpenter remained with his own team in the IndyCar Series active. At the Indianapolis 500, he scored the pole position and the most laps led. He came in tenth place finish. In the oval race in Fort Worth and Newton, he was fourth. In the last race of the season, the MAVTV 500, he came in second place to the goal and scored his only podium finish of the season. While it five times managed Carpenter on the oval courses with six races in the top 10, his best finish on the road courses, a 13th place in Toronto. In the overall standings, he improved to 16th place.
2014, Carpenter decided not to stand on road courses and only to drive on oval courses. On the road courses takes over Mike Conway, who had ruled in 2012 further launches on oval courses, his cockpit.
- 2005: IndyCar Series (No. 18)
- 2005: IRL Infiniti Pro Series (No. 26)
- 2006: IndyCar Series (No. 14)
- 2007: IndyCar Series (No. 15)
- 2007: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( No. 72 )
- 2008: IndyCar Series (No. 15)
- 2008: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( No. 54 )
- 2009: IndyCar Series (No. 12)
- 2010: IndyCar Series ( No. 28 )
- 2011: IndyCar Series (No. 26)
- 2012: IndyCar Series (No. 18)
- 2013: IndyCar Series (No. 16)
Individual results in the IndyCar Series