Ed Carpenter Racing head into this weekend’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway this weekend aiming to continue their podium run in the corn state. ECR finished on the podium here last season with JR Hildebrand finishing in second place behind Team Penske’s race winner Helio Castroneves.
Team owner Ed Carpenter goes into this weekend’s race aiming to bounce back from his retirement from the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway last month.
Carpenter has finished in the top ten at Iowa Speedway in four of his last six races here and speaking ahead of the event this weekend he said:
I am always excited to race at Iowa Speedway and be a part of the Iowa Corn 300! It is definitely a track where I have been comfortable and enjoyed racing at. It’s such a small track for our cars and how quick we can run. It’s a constant challenge, both physically and mentally. We were able to test last week and it gave us a good direction before we get back on track this weekend.
Spencer Pigot is excited to be heading to Iowa Speedway, he Florida native commented by saying:
I haven’t raced at Iowa Speedway since 2015 and that was in Indy Lights. I’m looking forward to the challenge of racing here in an Indy car this weekend! A pass can take four to five laps to get done while you’re running side by side, which is pretty unique for us. There’s not a lot of places we get to do that and as a driver, it’s a lot of fun. We tried a lot of things on the car at the test last week and have a good direction to work towards heading into the race. Hopefully, we can have a strong race in the Fuzzy’s Vodka car!