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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.

United States CFH Racing
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FoundedAugust 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
Founder(s)Ed Carpenter
Sarah Fisher
Andrew O'Gara
Willis E. Hartman
FoldedJanuary 28, 2016 (2016-01-28)
BaseIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
Team principal(s)Ed Carpenter
Sarah Fisher
Andrew O'Gara
Willis E. Hartman
Former seriesIndyCar Series
Noted driversUnited States J. R. Hildebrand
United States Ed Carpenter
Italy Luca Filippi
United States Josef Newgarden
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Websitehttp://www.cfhracing.com/

HistoryEdit

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;[1] the two teams officially announced the merger at the Milwaukee Mile a week later.[2] The next day, SFHR driver Josef Newgarden was resigned to a one-year extension to race with CFH.[3] On August 27, the team announced they would run with Chevrolet engines,[2] and a month later, Carpenter confirmed Fuzzy's Award Winning Vodka would follow the team to sponsor the 20.[4] 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.[5]

On January 30, 2015, Luca Filippi was hired by the team to contest the road and street circuits.[6] 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.[7] On April 7, J. R. Hildebrand was hired to race in the two Indianapolis races with the No. 6 car.[8]

On January 28, 2016, dropping oil prices forced Hartman to withdraw from IndyCar. Afterwards, Fisher followed, and the team was rebranded to Ed Carpenter Racing after just one season.[9]

Racing resultsEdit

Complete IndyCar Series resultsEdit

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos Pos
2015 STP NOL LBH ALA IMS INDY DET TXS TOR FON MIL IOW MDO POC SNM
Dallara DW12 Chevrolet IndyCar V6t   J. R. Hildebrand 6 21 8 31st 57
  Luca Filippi 20 9 10 22 11 14 9 17 2 21 24 21st 182
  Ed Carpenter 30 22 22 10 6 17 27th 88
  Josef Newgarden 21 20 9 7th 431
67 12 9 7 1 8 21 21 1 21 5 2* 13 2* 21

IndyCar winsEdit

# 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DiZinno, Tony (August 16, 2014). "UPDATED: Carpenter, SFHR IndyCar squads to merge, become CFH Racing". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Martin, Bruce (September 17, 2014). "IndyCar: Newly formed CFH Racing chooses Chevy power". Foxsports.com. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  3. ^ DiZinno, Tony (August 24, 2014). "IndyCar: Newgarden confirmed for 2015 with merged CFH Racing". NBC Sports. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Cavin, Curt (September 17, 2014). "Ed Carpenter: CFH Racing could have four cars in Indy 500". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Olson, Jeff (January 30, 2015). "Luca Filippi will drive CFH Racing No. 20 on road, street". USA Today. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  7. ^ DiZinno, Tony (February 23, 2015). "IndyCar: Century 21, Newgarden reunite for 2015 month of May". NBC Sports. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "CFH Racing adds Hildebrand to Indianapolis 500 lineup". Foxsports.com. Fox Entertainment Group. Associated Press. April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  9. ^ Malsher, David (January 28, 2016). "Ed Carpenter resumes sole control of team". Motorsport.com. Retrieved January 28, 2016.

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