Ed Carpenter Racing has announced they will run Chevrolet powerplants in their debut season, set to begin in a little over six weeks time at St Petersburg, Florida.
The wholly American-owned rookie team will be headed by Carpenter’s step-father and IRL founder Tony George and veteran team manager Derrick Walker.
Carpenter has a longstanding relationship with the iconic American engine manufacturer, who provided the engine for PDM Racing when Carpenter made his IRL Series debut in 2003 at Chicagoland Speedway.
VP of Chevrolet Motorsport Jim Campbell said of the tie-up with Ed Carpenter Racing, “Ed and his family have a long history with Chevrolet. Ed is a winning driver and we hope he’ll put the new Chevrolet engine back in victory lane this year. We are anxious to see Ed’s new car on the track with our new partnership”.
Today’s announcement adds Ed Carpenter Racing to Chevrolet’s stable of teams, which now consists of Panther Racing, Andretti Autosport, Team Penske and KV Racing.