- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Carpenter, Vision Return For Indy

Today it was announced that Ed Carpenter and Vision racing will return to competition this May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in conjunction with Panther Racing. Using Vision chassis' and a Panther crew, Ed will pilot the #20 Dallara alongside Panther Racing teammate Dan Wheldon for his 6th run at the Borg Warner.

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"I am very pleased that we have this opportunity to partner with an excellent organization. This collaboration with Panther Racing will allow two teams that want nothing else but to compete and strive for success in the upcoming Indianapolis 500 the opportunity to do so to the best of their abilities. With this partnership between teams and drivers, we will also be able to maximize the potential of both parties and field what I am sure will be a very formidable two-car effort. There are close personal and professional relationships within our two organizations that should allow us to put forth a cohesive effort we will all be proud of and have high expectations for achieving results." - Vision Racing Owner, Tony George

"We looked at a lot of opportunities for the Month of May, and as strong as Vision Racing has run the last few years, we felt like partnering with them made a lot of sense for us. I feel that Ed (Carpenter) is a threat to win at any race he runs, and he?s proved that to this league in the last two or three years. His addition to the National Guard team along with Dan Wheldon is going to make our entire team stronger. I honestly hope this isn?t a one-and-done deal, and we very much look forward to the opportunity of expanding this and running more IZOD IndyCar Series races together this season." - Panther CEO & Owner, John Barnes

"I am very excited not only to be returning to the Indianapolis 500, but also working with Panther Racing. John Barnes has been a family friend for a long time, and I very grateful for this opportunity. I feel that with my experience, Vision Racing's experience and Panther Racing?s experience and success at Indianapolis that we will be a very competitive duo. It has been very hard watching from the sidelines so far this season, and I am very motivated to compete for my first win." - Ed Carpenter

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