CFH Racing was an American auto racing team that competed in the IndyCar Series The team was founded in August 2014 via a merger between Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing, and debuted in 2015. CFH Racing was co-owned by Ed Carpenter, the only owner/driver in the IndyCar Series, Sarah Fisher, nine-time Indianapolis 500 starter and the first woman to win a pole position for a major open-wheel event, and Kansas businessman Wink Hartman. Based in Speedway, Indiana, the team fielded the No. 20 for Carpenter on ovals and for Luca Filippi on road courses. They also fielded the No. 67 for Josef Newgarden and the No. 6 for J. R. Hildebrand.
|Founded||August 23, 2014|
Willis E. Hartman
|Folded||January 28, 2016|
|Base||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA|
|Team principal(s)||Ed Carpenter|
Willis E. Hartman
|Former series||IndyCar Series|
|Noted drivers|| J. R. Hildebrand|
On August 16, 2014, NBCSN journalist Robin Miller reported that Ed Carpenter would merge his team with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, whom he had raced for in 2011; the two teams officially announced the merger at the Milwaukee Mile a week later. The next day, SFHR driver Josef Newgarden was resigned to a one-year extension to race with CFH. On August 27, the team announced they would run with Chevrolet engines, and a month later, Carpenter confirmed Fuzzy's Award Winning Vodka would follow the team to sponsor the 20. The team made its debut with Carpenter driving in testing for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from September 23–24, followed by a session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with Newgarden and Mike Conway.
On January 30, 2015, Luca Filippi was hired by the team to contest the road and street circuits. On February 23, Newgarden acquired sponsorship from Century 21 Real Estate for the Indianapolis 500, and his number was changed from No. 67 to No. 21 for the race. On April 7, J. R. Hildebrand was hired to race in the two Indianapolis races with the No. 6 car.
Complete IndyCar Series resultsEdit
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||J. R. Hildebrand||6||21||8||31st||57|
|#||Season||Date||Sanction||Track / Race||No.||Winning Driver||Chassis||Engine||Tire||Grid||Laps Led|
|1||2015||April 26||IndyCar||Barber Motorsports Park (R)||67||Josef Newgarden||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone||5||46|
|2||June 14||IndyCar||Exhibition Place (S)||67||Josef Newgarden (2)||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone||11||30|
- DiZinno, Tony (August 16, 2014). "UPDATED: Carpenter, SFHR IndyCar squads to merge, become CFH Racing". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
- Martin, Bruce (September 17, 2014). "IndyCar: Newly formed CFH Racing chooses Chevy power". Foxsports.com. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- DiZinno, Tony (August 24, 2014). "IndyCar: Newgarden confirmed for 2015 with merged CFH Racing". NBC Sports. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Cavin, Curt (September 17, 2014). "Ed Carpenter: CFH Racing could have four cars in Indy 500". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- "Ed Carpenter Tests Firestone Tires Two Days At IMS With CFH Racing Working Together For 1st Time". Paddock Talk. September 26, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Olson, Jeff (January 30, 2015). "Luca Filippi will drive CFH Racing No. 20 on road, street". USA Today. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- DiZinno, Tony (February 23, 2015). "IndyCar: Century 21, Newgarden reunite for 2015 month of May". NBC Sports. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- "CFH Racing adds Hildebrand to Indianapolis 500 lineup". Foxsports.com. Fox Entertainment Group. Associated Press. April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- Malsher, David (January 28, 2016). "Ed Carpenter resumes sole control of team". Motorsport.com. Retrieved January 28, 2016.