#20 Ed Carpenter Racing
22nd in points scoring 262 points.
Best finish: 1st (Texas)
Worst finish: 27th (Indianapolis)
Avg. Start: 8.3
Avg. Finish: 9.7
Change in position: -8
Another terrific chapter in Ed Carpenter Racing was set in 2014. As said in my review of Mike Conway's season review, Mike Conway and Ed Carpenter made a great combination. Ed was his usual self on ovals. Other than an accident at Indianapolis with James Hinchcliffe, Ed had a pretty stellar season. A win at Texas and a pole at Indianapolis were the highlights of they year. Ed Carpenter Racing is no more, as the team has merged with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. Ed will be back in a car next season, but will Conway be back? That's what is on Ed's plate this offseason.
As with the situation of Mike Conway, Ed Carpenter should seriously consider returning full-time in Indycar. Now that Conway has come to the team and provided it with some good setups and equipment, Ed Carpenter could take over and be a serious contender for the championship, given that double points are still up for grabs at tracks that Carpenter can succeed at. Although Ed would still likely under-perform on road courses, he could finish in the top-ten in points. Overall, another good showing from Ed this season.
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2014 Report Card:
Ed Carpenter - B+
Mike Conway - B+
Stay tuned for P21 Sebastian Saavedra!