JR Hildebrand will drive the No.6 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet Ed Carpenter Racing entry for this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the end of May.
Hildebrand has raced for Ed Carpenter Racing in last three events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 2014 and 2015 Indianapolis 500 and the 2015 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Hildebrand commented by saying:
I can’t wait for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, not only because it’s my first time back in the car this season, but because I really enjoyed the track and event last year. It’s a great way to kick off the month. Even though the other guys will be coming in with a little more recent seat time, I expect to be competitive very quickly with a good car from the Ed Carpenter Racing boys.
Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet heads to the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis having finished the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama on the podium in third place behind race winner Simon Pagenaud and Graham Rahal. Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race Newgarden commented by saying:
I’m excited for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, it’s a great track. It’s fun to have JR (Hildebrand) back on board, we have a great opportunity to work together and build on last year to get the cars up to the podium. It would be great to start the month off strong with JR and the two Preferred Freezer Services cars, then roll right into the 500 with Ed (Carpenter). I’m looking forward to getting going!