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Ed Carpenter
All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
  • Championship
    0
  • Indy 500 Wins
    0
  • Total Poles
    3
  • Race Wins
    3
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Biography of Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter has been racing since he was 8 years old and balanced racing and education throughout much of his career. Carpenter graduated from Butler University with a degree in Marketing in 2003, a few weeks before he won the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Carpenter always has been interested in things with engines.

"I lived out in the country and would always ride three-wheelers and motorcycles and drive tractors," he said. "Once I got my first quarter-midget, I fell in love with it and wanted to do it ever since."

Carpenter started Ed Carpenter Racing for the 2012 season and is the lone team owner/driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He is driving in the oval races for 2014, while Mike Conway is driving the street and road courses. In their second event together, Conway won the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start: Sept. 7, 2003 (Chicagoland)
First pole: Sept. 3, 2010 (Kentucky)
First victory:
Oct. 2, 2011 (Kentucky)

2013
• Finished 16th in IndyCar Series standings for Ed Carpenter Racing.
• Recorded three top-five and five top-10 finishes, with best of second (Auto Club Speedway).
• Earned pole for Indianapolis 500.
• Led three races for total of 56 laps.

2012
• Finished 18th in IndyCar Series standings for Ed Carpenter Racing.
• Won season finale (Auto Club Speedway) for the second consecutive year.
• Recorded two other top-10 finishes.
• Was running at the finish in 14 of the 15 races.

2011
• Earned first 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.

2010
• 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.

2009
• 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.

2008
• Finished 15th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing.
• Recorded top-five finishes at Homestead and Indianapolis and had seven top-10 finishes.

2007
• Finished 15th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing with best finish of sixth at Homestead and Iowa.

2006
• 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.

2005
• Finished 18th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing with a best finish of 10th at Nashville.

2004
• 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.

2003
• 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 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2003

• 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.

2002
• 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.

2001
• 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.

2000
• 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.

1999
• 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.

1998
• Made midget debut at 16th Street Speedway (Ind.) in USAC Regional Series.

Early Career
• 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.

 

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 5 1 1 2 3 119 4
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 0 1 3 5 56 17
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 1 0 1 3 62 14
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 10 1 0 1 1 11 10
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 1 1 1 14 3
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 1 6 35 16
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 2 7 3 13
2007 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 6 0 12
2006 Verizon IndyCar Series 12 0 0 1 6 0 10
2005 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 1 0 10
2004 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 0 1 0 9
2003 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 152 3 3 12 40 300 120
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2005 Indy Lights 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 Indy Lights 12 1 3 8 9 141 9
2002 Indy Lights 7 0 0 6 7 4 7
Total 20 1 3 14 16 145 17
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter Racing is owned and operated by Ed Carpenter, who also is the driver of the No. 20 car as he was for Vision Racing from 2005-09.

Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka, founded by pro golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, is the primary sponsor.

Carpenter made his IZOD IndyCar Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in 2003 and earned his first victory in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway. Carpenter resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Heather, and their two children.