Ed Carpenter Racing is officially on the map. The newly formed team, created by Oakley IndyCar Driver Ed Carpenter, just broke through into victory lane with a resounding triumph from their owner at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. “This feels great for a brand new team that just started in November,” Carpenter said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing firesuit, racing gloves and racing boots. “I feel this team stuck together through the ups and downs of the first year and this win is a tribute to their hard work.” The work definitely paid off. Edging fellow Oakley star Dario Franchitti after leading for a race-high 62 laps, Ed eventually pulled away after turn two in the final lap to claim his second career victory.
The Indianapolis 500 is an impressive spectacle every year. But this time around was nothing short of absolutely epic. With swelling emotions clearly displayed on his face, Oakley IndyCar Star Dario Franchitti triumphed in dramatic fashion after the most closely fought Indianapolis 500 in history – lined with a record 35 lead changes to an action packed green finish.