Carpenter On Track For Practice At The Milwaukee Mile
SFR Driver Ed Carpenter Seeks Consistency in Car; Turns 99 laps today
Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) driver Ed Carpenter returned to the legendary Milwaukee Mile today for the seventh time in his career. The 30-year old IndyCar veteran driver turned 99 laps at the oldest continuously operating auto racing facility in the world. Carpenter sought consistency in his machine throughout the afternoon session, working through handling issues.
Ed Carpenter: "It was a disappointing start to the weekend, definitely not where we wanted to be on the speed charts, especially after testing here. We fixed some things from the test, and the car is more consistent now, but now we're just not getting it to respond. We've got some good ideas; we tried a lot of things in that session, but we just weren't able to improve it. It gets frustrating, but I'm confident with the group that we have and as hard as everyone is working, we'll get the Direct Supply car going faster for the rest of the weekend."
Carpenter's No. 67 machine will carry a different primary sponsor this weekend, with Milwaukee-based Direct Supply assuming the role. Direct Supply is the nation's leading supplier of equipment and ecommerce solutions to Long Term Healthcare communities. Direct Supply joined SFR at the 2008 Indianapolis 500, continuing its longstanding involvement in IndyCar racing. SFR embodies corporate values, matching those of the Milwaukee-based company, and the return to the Milwaukee Mile for both Direct Supply and the IZOD IndyCar ® Series, after a brief absence, is nothing short of special.