IndyCar »

IndyCar: CFH Racing opts for Chevrolet power

The newly-formed CFH Racing team is to be powered by Chevrolet engines in 2015, the team announced on Wednesday.
CFH Racing has confirmed that it will be part of the Chevrolet line-up in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

The new team is being formed by a merger between Ed Carpenter Racing - a Chevy team since its inception in 2012 - and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, which has been using Honda engines since it entered competition in 2008.

"I am very proud that CFH Racing will be powered by Team Chevy for the 2015 season," said Carpenter. "Team Chevy has delivered for ECR over the past three years, and I know that our new combination of CFH Racing and Chevrolet will continue to put us in a great position moving forward.

"We are totally confident in their product, and cannot wait to début the Chevrolet Aero Kit starting in 2015," he added.

“We are pleased that the newly formed CFH Racing will compete with Chevrolet's twin-turbo V6 in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2015,” responded Jim Campbell, Chevrolet's vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports.

"Adding Josef Newgarden to the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 driver roster, and Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman along with Ed Carpenter to our key partners in IndyCar is exciting for Chevrolet," he added. "Ed's team has produced tremendous results the last three seasons, and we will be thrilled to see the CFH Racing Chevy-powered cars on the track in 2015."

The team is expected to field two cars in 2015, with Josef Newgarden already signed to extend his stay in the #67 car building on three years with SFHR. It's yet to be announced who will be at the wheel of the #20 car in 2015, which this year has seen driving duties split between Carpenter on oval tracks and Mike Conway on street and road courses.

Sarah Fisher and her business partner Wink Hartman said that they were delighted to have clinched the deal to use Chevrolet engines next season.

“I have been extremely grateful for the partner that Honda has been in my career and to SFHR," Fisher said. "We are thankful for their ongoing support of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

“The decision to partner CFH Racing with Chevrolet was the first of many that we will make together as a team," she continued. "The process was sincerely a group effort and encourages all of us as to how we will work as a team."

“The team is excited to start a strong relationship with Chevy going into the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series," added Hartman. "CFH Racing continues to develop into a top tier team with a contract with Chevy."

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Ed Carpenter poses with the winner`s trophy after the Firestone 600 (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter adds his name to the wall of Firestone 600 champions (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter on track at Iowa (Photo by Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 had the fastest four-lap average of 230.661 mph Saturday, May 17, 2014 during the first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carpenter and the eight other fastest drivers will compete for pole position on Sunday. (Photo by F. Peirce Williams for Chevy Racing)
Sarah Fisher waves the green flag for practice (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media.)
Sarah Fisher waves the green flag for practice (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media.)
Juan Pablo Montoya has the second fastest time of the day in his #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Monday, March 17, 2014 during Day One of the Verizon IndyCar Series Open Test in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo Credit: LAT/Michael L. Levitt for Chevy Racing)
The 2014 Chevrolet engine of Scott Dixon. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Chevrolet engine cowling showing the logo of the Verizon IndyCar Series. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ed Jones celebrates winning the 2016 Indy Lights championship
Kyle Kaiser (Juncos Racing) celebrates at Laguna Seca
Kyle Kaiser - Juncos Racing
Ed Carpenter Racing crew working on the boss` car   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Indy Lights title contender Santiago Urrutia, Ed Jones, Dean Stoneman, Felix Serralles, Kyle Kaiser and Zach Veach   [pic credit: IndyCar Media]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to victory at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to pole at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Ed Jones - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.