Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ed Carpenter Racing Full-time In 2012

Following two years of part-time schedules with Panther and Sarah Fisher Racing, Ed Carpenter will return full-time to the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012, but this time under the Ed Carpenter Racing banner with support  from a 3-year agreement with Fuzzy's Vodka.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead with Ed Carpenter Racing," said Carpenter. "Team ownership is something that I have thought about for quite a long time, and is now becoming a reality as a result of a great relationship with Fuzzy and Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka. I don't know that I ever thought that I would have the opportunity to be an owner/driver, but when an opportunity like this comes along, you can't pass it up. I can't wait to get to work and begin building this team for not only 2012, but beyond"

Ed Carpenter Racing will be owned and operated by both Ed Carpenter and Tony George out of Indianapolis. Although not confirmed, it's likely Carpenter will return to the #20 entry he used from 2005-2010 with Vision and Panther Racing.

"We're looking forward to playing a full round with Ed in 2012. In the past, we've only been able to play a few holes," said PGA pro and Fuzzy's Vodka owner, Fuzzy Zoeller. "Ed caddied for me last year and he's definitely a much better driver. We've had a great time with Ed and IndyCar an now we're really going to tee it up in 2012"

A press conference will be held at IMS, Friday, November 4th at 1:30pm.


Fantastic news. Ed came up through the open wheel ranks starting as a kid in quarter midgets and then became a great competitor in sprints, midgets and silver crown cars. I really look forward to seeing him do well with Fuzzy.

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