Ed Carpenter Racing will compete at Watkins Glen for the first time this weekend with Josef Newgarden and Spencer Pigot in action.
Josef Newgarden has never raced at Watkins Glen and heads to the race in fifth place in the series standings having missed the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway last time out. With just two races remaining however he is just 10 points behind Tony Kanaan who is in third place.
Newgarden is still in with a chance of winning the championship as the season finale in Sonoma is worth double points. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Newgarden commented by saying:
I’m very excited to get to Watkins Glen. We had a great test there a couple of weeks ago, even though it was only a half day with the rain. It’s one of the great race tracks I’ve been wanting to drive on since I was a little kid. I think it’s one of the best courses we have in North America and it’s fun for me to be able to go there for the first time. We should have a really good car. At the test, we had a really good car right off the truck. The season’s been rolling pretty good for us on the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka car, it would be nice go into the last event with a strong result. That’s what we’re going to work on!
Spencer Pigot is back in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet after sitting out the last two races in Texas and Pocono and speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:
Watkins Glen is quickly becoming one of my favorite tracks. It’s incredibly fast in an IndyCar and so much fun to drive. We had our best finish last time out in Mid-Ohio so hopefully we can build on that this weekend. I think the track will provide close exciting racing and I can’t wait to get started in our Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevy on Friday.