Ed Carpenter Racing are looking forward to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season which gets underway with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which takes place this weekend.

Spencer Pigot is returns to Ed Carpenter Racing this season and will compete in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet this weekend and will drive all of the road and street courses this year.

Speaking ahead of the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, Pigot commented by saying:

The whole Ed Carpenter Racing team is ready to get back to racing. It’s been a long offseason so St. Pete can’t get here soon enough. We’ve been working very hard over the winter to improve in many areas and we’re excited to see that translate into results. St. Petersburg has always been good to me and I hope that success will continue this weekend in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.

JR Hildebrand returns to full-time competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017 driving the No.21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet replacing Josef Newgarden who has moved to Team Penske to replace Juan Pablo Montoya.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, Hildebrand commented by saying:

It’s exciting to be getting the year kicked off this weekend in St. Pete. I’m looking forward to the challenge of competing full time again in the Verizon IndyCar Series and to getting the process of working together when it really counts started. The team has been doing an awesome job in their preparation this offseason. We’ve all been working hard, so it’s going to be great to really get with the program in the Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.

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