Carpenter IndyCar Transporter Involved In Fire

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Ed Carpenter Racing IZOD IndyCar Series transporter was involved in a fire in Arizona this morning while returning to Indianapolis from a test session at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Team owner and driver Ed Carpenter issued the following statement this afternoon:

“Our ECR/Fuzzy’s Vodka trailer caught fire early this morning in Arizona, on I-40 near Flagstaff, after Tuesday’s test session at Fontana. Our truck drivers, Matt Giese and Jeff Hughes, are okay. The No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet race car and some equipment are also okay. We are still evaluating the damage at this time. We would like to thank the Andretti Autosport teams and their truck drivers who stopped to assist Matt and Jeff with the incident. We hope to have additional information on the trailer and equipment as soon as it is available.”