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IZOD INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
First start: Sept. 7, 2003 (Chicagoland)
First pole: Sept. 3, 2010 (Kentucky)
First victory: Oct. 2, 2011 (Kentucky)

2011
Earned first IZOD IndyCar Series victory (Kentucky Speedway), driving for Sarah Fisher Racing.
Competed in 10 races.
Had a best starting position of fourth, also at Kentucky, and started eighth in the Indianapolis 500.

2010
Competed in four events for Panther Racing/Vision Racing.
Earned first career pole at Kentucky and tied career-best finish of second.
Started career-high seventh at Indianapolis.

2009
Finished 12th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing.
Recorded one top-five and six top-10 finishes.
Led 34 laps en route to career-best IZOD IndyCar Series finish of second at Kentucky.
Tied career-best start of fourth at Homestead.

2008
Finished 15th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing.
Recorded top-five finishes at Homestead and Indianapolis and had seven top-10 finishes.

2007
Finished 15th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing with best finish of sixth at Homestead and Iowa.

2006
Finished 14th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing with best finish of fifth at Chicagoland, his first career top five.
Recorded six top-10 finishes, including best-ever road course finish of sixth at Watkins Glen.

2005
Finished 18th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing with a best finish of 10th at Nashville.

2004
Finished 16th in IndyCar Series standings for Red Bull Cheever Racing with a best finish of eighth at Kentucky.
Finished second in Bombardier Rookie of the Year standings.

2003
Made IndyCar Series debut at Chicagoland with PDM Racing, starting 16th and finishing 13th.
Started two other events, finishing 13th at California and 21st at Texas2.
Made history at Chicagoland when he became the first driver to compete in an Indy Lights Series event and an IndyCar Series event on the same weekend.

ROAD TO THE IZOD INDYCAR SERIES
2003

Finished third in Menards Infiniti Pro Series point standings on the strength of one win and seven other top-five finishes.
Won inaugural Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first automobile race conducted in May in conjunction with the Indianapolis 500.

2002
Finished third in Menards Infiniti Pro Series point standings with six top-five finishes in seven races. Earned best result of second at Kentucky.
Completed the most laps (454 of a possible 455) and was the only competitor running at the finish of every event.

2001
Competed in the USAC Sprint Car Series, earning first victory in season finale at Salem, Ind.
Finished ninth overall in the USAC Silver Crown Series, earning six top-10 finishes. Best result was sixth at Indianapolis Raceway Park in May.
Tested IndyCar Series car at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Panther Racing.

2000
Competed in the USAC Silver Crown Series, earning five top-10 finishes with best result of sixth at DuQuoin. Named Rookie of the Race at Phoenix and Nazareth.
Claimed the pole for the Hulman-Hoosier Hundred at Indiana State Fairgrounds and led for 80 laps before retiring.
Finished ninth overall in USAC National Midget Car Series, earning four top-five finishes and a best result of second at the Belleville Nationals in Belleville, Kan.

1999
Finished 13th in USAC National Midget Car Series as a rookie.
Earned first career feature victory at Louisville (Ky.) Motor Speedway in only his fourth start.

1998
Made midget debut at 16th Street Speedway (Ind.) in USAC Regional Series.
Early Career
Raced in quarter-midget and three-quarter midget competition at the club, regional and nation levels. Won national quarter-midget championship events at Xenia, Ohio, and Hagerstown, Md.


Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter,


Ed Carpenter


Date of birth: March 03 1981
Residence: Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality: United States
No.: 20
First race: Chicago, 2003
Season: 16
Team: Ed Carpenter Racing
Website: EdCarpenterRacing
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