Verizon IndyCar Series team Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Thursday that British driver Jordan King will make his debut with the team in 2018.
King will drive the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet in all eleven road and street circuit events during the 2018 season, starting with the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which takes place from March 9-11.
King will share the No.20 Chevrolet with team owner Ed Carpenter. Speaking about his move to the Verizon IndyCar Series with ECR, King commented by saying:
I am beyond excited to get started in the Verizon IndyCar Series. “After winning at Silverstone in 2016 and being able to drive in F1 practice, 2017 was not what I was hoping for. Going into the new season, I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity with ECR to work towards our collective goals. I believe that together, both of us have the capability to do well!”
King joins full-time driver Spencer Pigot who will drive the No.21 Chevrolet. Speaking about King’s arrival at the outfit, Ed Carpenter commented by saying:
We are very excited to welcome Jordan to the ECR family and to have him in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet for the 2018 road and street course races. “I first met Jordan at Sonoma Raceway in 2016 as he was exploring opportunities in INDYCAR. He is a very motivated, intelligent and hungry driver, which is exactly what we are looking for at ECR. Jordan has had a lot of success and experience in Europe and I can’t wait to see what he is capable of with ECR in the Verizon IndyCar Series.