Driver/Team Owner, No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet
|Birthdate:||March 3, 1981 (age 32)|
|Children:||Makenna, Ryder, Cruz|
|First start:||Sept. 7, 2003 (Chicagoland)|
|First pole:||Sept. 3, 2010 (Kentucky)|
Oct. 2, 2011 (Kentucky)
Recent victory: Sept. 15, 2012 (Auto Club)
- Celebrated Ed Carpenter Racing's its first-year anniversary.
- The team fields the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet Dallara car in all 19 IZOD IndyCar Series.
- Captured the season-ending race at Auto Club Speedway, MAVTV 500, on a last-lap victory over Dario Franchitti.
- Finished 14 of 15 races, tied for the best finishing record in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
- Finished 18th in the final IZOD IndyCar Series point standings.
- Established Ed Carpenter Racing with the association with Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka.
- ECR announced it will be utilizing the new twin-turbo Chevrolet V6 engine in 2012.
- The team fielded the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet Dallara car in all 15 IZOD IndyCar Series races.
- Earned first IZOD 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.
- 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.
- Finished 12th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing.
- Recorded one top-five and six top-10 finishes.
- Led 34 laps en route to career-best IZOD IndyCar Series finish of second at Kentucky.
- Tied career-best start of fourth at Homestead.
- Finished 15th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing.
- Recorded top-five finishes at Homestead and Indianapolis and had seven top-10 finishes.
- Finished 15th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing with best finish of sixth at Homestead and Iowa.
- Finished 14th in IndyCar Series 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.
- Finished 18th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing with a best finish of 10th at Nashville.
- Finished 16th in IndyCar Series standings for Red Bull Cheever Racing with a best finish of eighth at Kentucky.
- Finished second in Bombardier Rookie of the Year standings.
- Made IndyCar Series debut at Chicagoland with PDM Racing, starting 16th and finishing 13th.
- Started two other events, finishing 13th at California and 21st at Texas2.
- Made history at Chicagoland when he became the first driver to compete in an Indy Lights Series event and an IndyCar Series event on the same weekend.
ROAD TO THE IZOD INDYCAR SERIES
- Finished third in Menards Infiniti Pro Series point standings on the strength of one win and seven other top-five finishes.
- Won inaugural Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first automobile race conducted in May in conjunction with the Indianapolis 500.
- Finished third in Menards Infiniti Pro Series 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.
- Competed in the USAC Sprint Car Series, earning first victory in season finale at Salem, Ind.
- 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 IndyCar Series car at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Panther Racing.
- Competed in the USAC Silver Crown Series, earning five top-10 finishes with best result of sixth at DuQuoin. Named Rookie of the Race at Phoenix and Nazareth.
- Claimed the pole for the Hulman-Hoosier Hundred at Indiana State Fairgrounds and led for 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 Nationals in Belleville, Kan.
- 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.
- Made midget debut at 16th Street Speedway (Ind.) in USAC Regional Series.
- Raced in quarter-midget and three-quarter midget competition at the club, regional and nation levels. Won national quarter-midget championship events at Xenia, Ohio, and Hagerstown, Md.
- Graduated from Butler University in 2003, just a few weeks before he won the Freedom 100 Firestone Indy Lights feature at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
- Earned his degree in marketing at Butler and is a close friend of Butler basketball head coach Brad Stevens. He also is an avid Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts fan.
- Carpenter, a family man with tthree young children, enjoys cycling, water skiing, working out at St. Vincent Sport Performance and karting in his spare time.
- Carpenter liked tractors as a farm kid in Marshall, Illinois. In fact, it’s how he learned how to drive.
- Racing hero is A.J. Foyt, because he could drive anything.
- Works closely with wife Heather on the Indy Family Foundation, a charity benefiting the racing community.