Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Ed Carpenter says that by running Danica Patrick in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 27 that his outfit, Ed Carpenter Racing have an opportunity to make a statement about the sort of team they are.
Carpenter who competed against Patrick in the Verizon IndyCar Series rates the 36 year old very highly as a driver and he believes having her in the team is a win win situation for all parties involved.
Carpenter says that having Patrick on board doesn’t add any pressure on the team but he wants to make sure that the programme is successful just like his teams full-time Verizon IndyCar Series programme. The Indianapolis native, who is the step-son of Tony George from Hulman and Company who own and operate the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and are the parent company of the Verizon IndyCar Series has been successful at the Speedway.
Carpenter has been on pole for the Indianapolis 500 and started from the front row and in 2016 then ECR driver Josef Newgarden started on the front row so Patriack has a great opportunity to succeed with Team America!