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Carpenter sets up IndyCar team

Ed Carpenter forms his own team for the 2012 IndyCar Series season
Fresh from his maiden IndyCar Series victory at Kentucky earlier this season, Ed Carpenter has announced the formation of his own team for the 2012 campaign with backing from Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka.

Ed Carpenter Racing, owned and operated by Carpenter and former Vision Racing team owner Tony George, will run a full season next year with further details on the programme set to be revealed later this week.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead with Ed Carpenter Racing,” Carpenter said. “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.”

The deal with Fuzzy's will run for three years and is an expansion of the current agreement in place between driver and sponsor.

“Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka has been a strong supporter of mine since 2010,” Carpenter continued. “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 [Zoeller – owner of Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka and former pro golfer] has enjoyed on the golf course, there will be quite a bit of celebrating!”


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Ed Carpenter (Sarah Fisher Racing) (Photo Credit: IndyCar Media]
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Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates his victory Saturday, June 7, 2014 during the IndyCar Firestone 600 race at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates his victory in the IndyCar Firestone 600 Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates his victory during the IndyCar Firestone 600 Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by Harry E. Walker/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 takes the chequered flag to win the IndyCar Firestone 600 Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by Harry E. Walker/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Ed Carpenter shoots the six-shooters as the victor of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter crosses the line as the winner of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter celebrates his victory in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter and James Hinchcliffe (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter pit stop (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe and Ed Carpenter collision (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe and Ed Carpenter collision (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter speaks with Helio Castroneves (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter applies his decal for winning pole (Photo by: Walter Kuhn for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates capturing the pole position Sunday, May 18, 2014 during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carpenter has won back-to-back poles for the Indy 500. He will start in the front row with James Hinchcliffe and fellow Chevrolet IndyCar V6 driver Will Power, the current IndyCar points leader. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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