The Verizon IndyCar Series only team owner/driver Ed Carpenter returns to the cockpit this weekend for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet. Carpenter’s last series win came here in 2014 and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, the American commented by saying:
It is always great to go back to Texas! I can’t wait to see what type of race we will put on with the new layout! I am sure that it won’t disappoint. It will be an important race for the team to regain some momentum and get back on top.
JR Hildebrand in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet heads to Texas for the first time since returning to the Verizon IndyCar Series full-time with Ed Carpenter Racing for this season and speaking ahead of the race, Hildebrand commented by saying:
I’ve had a couple of good runs at Texas Motor Speedway, the last time I ran there we ended up 5th. That was one of the ultra-low downforce, sideways, all-over-the-track races! I’m looking forward to going back where it should be a little less of a hairy situation, but it’s always a great race and Ed Carpenter Racing has been solid there the last couple of years. There will be some differences with the new track surface, but I definitely expect for us to be strong there when we roll out.