"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.