IndyCar racing is in Chevrolet’s DNA. A legacy of racing competition runs deep in Chevrolet’s 100 plus-year history, dating back to co-founder Louis Chevrolet’s passion for racing automobiles. In the early days, the three Chevrolet brothers – Louis, Arthur and Gaston – drove in the Indianapolis 500, and the state-of-the-art machines they designed and built won back-to-back races in 1920 and ’21. Gaston won as the driver in ’20, and Louis as the owner in ’21.
Today, Chevrolet uses the knowledge gained from its motorsports programs to build better cars and powertrains. Technology transfer is a key component to Chevrolet’s racing programs. Fundamental elements in the 2014 IndyCar engine package are direct injection, turbocharging and the use of renewable E85 ethanol fuel, and are key technologies in several powerful and fuel-efficient Chevrolet production cars and trucks.
Ed Carpenter Racing will campaign two Chevrolet Indy V6 turbos during the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.