Chevrolet to Power CFH Racing in 2015 IndyCar Series
By Community | September 18, 2014
The newly launched CFH Racing has confirmed that it will be powered by Chevrolet after a new deal with the US manufacturer.
The new team is being formed by a merger between Ed Carpenter Racing – a Chevy team since its inception in 2012 – and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, which has been using Honda engines since it entered competition in 2008.
“I am very proud that CFH Racing will be powered by Team Chevy for the 2015 season,” said Carpenter. “Team Chevy has delivered for ECR over the past three years, and I know that our new combination of CFH Racing and Chevrolet will continue to put us in a great position moving forward.
“We are totally confident in their product, and cannot wait to début the Chevrolet Aero Kit starting in 2015,” he added.
“We are pleased that the newly formed CFH Racing will compete with Chevrolet’s twin-turbo V6 in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2015,” responded Jim Campbell, Chevrolet’s vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports.
The team is expected to field two cars in 2015, with Josef Newgarden already signed to extend his stay in the #67 car building on three years with SFHR. It’s yet to be announced who will be at the wheel of the #20 car in 2015, which this year has seen driving duties split between Carpenter on oval tracks and Mike Conway on street and road courses.
Sarah Fisher and her business partner Wink Hartman said that they were delighted to have clinched the deal to use Chevrolet engines next season.
“I have been extremely grateful for the partner that Honda has been in my career and to SFHR,” Fisher said. “We are thankful for their ongoing support of the Verizon IndyCar Series.
“The decision to partner CFH Racing with Chevrolet was the first of many that we will make together as a team,” she continued. “The process was sincerely a group effort and encourages all of us as to how we will work as a team.”
“The team is excited to start a strong relationship with Chevy going into the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series,” added Hartman. “CFH Racing continues to develop into a top tier team with a contract with Chevy.”