Ed Carpenter Racing Returns

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Josef Newgarden won two races for CFH Racing in 2015. (photo courtesy INDYCAR/LAT USA) Josef Newgarden won two races for CFH Racing in 2015. (photo courtesy INDYCAR/LAT USA)

Change has come once again for a popular team in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The team once known as CFH Racing is now Ed Carpenter Racing. Former owner Sarah Fisher has taken on a different role with the organization.

CFH Racing was formed in August 2014 after Ed Carpenter Racing joined with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing for the 2015 season. Team owner and driver Ed Carpenter says they will be staying with the ECR name in 2016 and beyond.

"While we had a great year as CFH Racing, we have had some partnership changes within the organization and it makes the most sense to return to ECR," said Carpenter. "I am proud of what we have accomplished as a team since we started in 2012 and look forward to building upon that success for another exciting Verizon IndyCar Series season."

The team will remain at its headquarters on Main Street in Speedway. Fisher will assist ECR with sponsorship development and work with existing team partners. She will also focus on her new business on Main Street, Speedway Indoor Karting, which is scheduled to open April 1.

"It's important for IndyCar to have strong entries on grid and this team needs to be two of them, so I will do what I can to help them with business developments and continue with solutions for our current partners," said Fisher. "I am lucky to have been an owner in this series for eight years, having incredible memories along the way. Lastly, I am extremely thankful to Wink and Libba Hartman for everything they've done to help us get to where we are today."

The team says former owner Wink Hartman will return his focus to his Kansas-based company Hartman Oil.

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden will continue to drive the No. 21 Chevrolet for the team in 2016. Carpenter will drive the No. 20 Chevy during the series' five oval races and the team is looking for a driver to participate in the road and street course races.

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