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Ed Carpenter Racing to run full season for 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – November 2nd, 2011 Ed Carpenter, longtime IndyCar driver with 113 career starts, announced today, the formation of Ed Carpenter Racing and plans to a run a full season in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead with Ed Carpenter Racing,” stated Carpenter. “Team ownership is something that I have thought about for quite a long time, and is now becoming a reality as a result of a great relationship with Fuzzy and Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka. I don’t know that I ever thought that I would have the opportunity to be an owner/driver, but when an opportunity like this comes along, you can’t pass it up. I can’t wait to get to work and begin building this team for not only 2012, but beyond.”
Reprising their role with Carpenter, Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka will be the primary sponsor in a three year partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing. “We’re looking forward to playing a full round with Ed in 2012. In the past, we’ve only been able to play a few holes,” stated Fuzzy Zoeller, PGA and Champions
Tour professional and owner of Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka. “Ed caddied for me last year and he’s definitely a much better driver. We’ve had a great time with Ed and IndyCar and now we’re really going to tee it up in 2012.”
“Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka has been a strong supporter of mine since 2010,” stated Carpenter. “I am very grateful for the commitment that they are making in me and this new team. We are going to have a lot of fun and I am looking forward to having a very successful future together. If we can have the same success on track that Fuzzy has enjoyed on the golf course, there will be quite a bit of celebrating!”
Ed Carpenter Racing will hold a press conference on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 1:30 PM EST at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana to address the media.
About Ed Carpenter Racing: Ed Carpenter Racing is owned and operated by Ed Carpenter and Tony George. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, the team competes full‐time in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Founded with a passion for open wheel racing, Ed Carpenter Racing and partner, Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka, will begin their inaugural IZOD IndyCar Series season in 2012. In his career, Ed Carpenter has one IndyCar Series victory, 6 Top 5 finishes, and 29 Top 10 finishes. For additional information about Ed Carpenter Racing, please visit www.edcarpenterracing.com.
About Ed Carpenter: Growing up with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his backyard with Laura and
step‐father Tony George as parents, Ed Carpenter was no stranger to racing. Carpenter began racing at
eight years old and balanced racing with education throughout much of his career. Earning a Bachelors
of Science degree in marketing from Butler University in 2003, Carpenter graduated from Butler just
weeks before he won the Freedom 100 Indy Pro Series race at the historic Indianapolis Motor
Speedway. Before becoming a regular in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Carpenter was a short track racer in
the United States Auto Club (USAC) midget, sprint and silver Crown Series. Making his debut at the
Chicagoland Speedway in 2003, the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season will mark Ed Carpenter’s ninth year
in the series and his first year as owner of Ed Carpenter Racing. Away from the track, Carpenter follows
professional football and is an Indianapolis Colts season ticket holder and an enthusiastic Butler Bulldogs
supporter. Carpenter resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife, Heather, daughter, Makenna and son,
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