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06/09 2014

Ed Carpenter Wins Indy Car at Texas

Ed Carpenter Wins Indy Car at Texas

 FT. WORTH (JUNE 7, 2014) – Ed Carpenter scored his first victory of the 2014 season over Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Carpenter, who started fifth behind the wheel of his own No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet, led a total of 90 laps on the way to his third career Verizon IndyCar Series victory. It is the second 2014 victory for Ed Carpenter Racing.  The team visited Victory Lane earlier this season as Mike Conway captured the win on the Streets of Long Beach.

Pole winner Power spent the most time at the front of the field, in the  leading a race-high 145 laps on the way to a second-place finish, his fifth podium finish of the season including two wins in eight starts.

Montoya, in his best run to-date in his first season returning full-time to IndyCar Series competition, led a total of 13 laps to take the third spot.

Simon Pagenaud (Honda) finished fourth, while Scott Dixon, in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, finished fifth in the 248-lap/372-mile/600-kilometer race.

Tony Kanaan, finished sixth.

Next stop for Team Chevy in the Verizon IndyCar Series is The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, the second doubleheader of the 2014 season, on June 27-29, 2014.