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Indianapolis 500 - 2019
103rd Indianapolis 500
Sunday, May 26
11 a.m. ET on NBC
Autogeek is proud to be a Team Partner with Ed Carpenter Racing and be featured on Spencer Pigot's Indy car for the 2019 Indianapolis 500! This year, Ed Carpenter Racing has qualified for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th starting positions. Good luck, guys!
As one of the most experienced drivers in the field, 2019 will be Carpenter’s 17th season of Indy car competition. Even now as he competes exclusively in the oval events, the 38-year-old has 19 top-ten finishes since starting his own team and has led at least one race in each of the last 11 seasons. He solidified his status as a hometown favorite when he scored back-to-back pole positions for the Indianapolis 500 in 2013 and 2014, then qualified on the front row again in 2017. In 2018, he became only the 10th driver in the 102-year history of the Indianapolis 500 to win three or more pole positions.
The 2019 season will be Spencer Pigot’s fourth with Ed Carpenter Racing and second as the team’s full-time driver. His journey through the Road to Indy ranks saw the Orlando, Fla.-native become the winningest driver in the program’s history with four championships and 24 race wins.
Following his Indianapolis 500 debut in 2016, he joined ECR as road and street course driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet. He retained the role through the 2017 season, then was subsequently elevated to the No. 21. His first full-time campaign included career-best qualifying and finishing positions on street courses, road courses and ovals.
By virtue of continuing in the No. 21 throughout the 2019 season, the 25-year-old is now ECR’s longest-tenured driver aside from team owner Ed Carpenter. All but four of Pigot’s 38 NTT IndyCar Series starts have been with ECR.
The 2019 season will see Ed Jones compete in all road and street course events in the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet. Additionally, ECR and Scuderia Corsa will field the No. 64 for Jones in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Born of English descent in Dubai, Jones began his racing career in local karting competitions at age 9. He moved to single seaters in 2011, climbing up the European ranks. In 2015, Jones shifted his focus to North America and transitioned to Indy Lights. The next year, he won the championship and secured himself a place in the 2017 NTT IndyCar Series field.
His first two Indy car races resulted in Top 10 finishes, but it was May when he burst onto the scene with a third-place finish in his Indianapolis 500 debut. His year-long performance earned him 2017 Rookie of the Year honors. In 2018, Jones scored eight Top 10 finishes in the 13 races in which he was running at the finish. His sophomore season also featured two more podium celebrations with third place results at Long Beach and Detroit.