To no great surprise, newly formed CFH Racing and Chevrolet have announced today that the famed automobile manufacturer will provide engines and aero kits for the team’s entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2015 season. The team had set up a conference call today to confirm the news.
CFH Racing, co-owned by Ed Carpenter, Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman, is scheduled to field two cars in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series with the same engines that have guided Chevrolet to three consecutive IndyCar Series manufacturer championships.
CFH Racing announced its formation on Aug. 16 with the merger of Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing for the 2015 IndyCar Series. The team will be based at 1255 Main St. in Speedway, Ind., a few blocks from the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“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,” Jim Campbell, Chevrolet’s vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports, said in a release. “Adding Josef Newgarden to the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 driver roster, and Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman along with Ed Carpenter to our key partners in IndyCar is exciting for Chevrolet. Ed’s team has produced tremendous results the last three seasons, and we will be thrilled to see the CFH Racing Chevy-powered cars on the track in 2015.”
While the release notes two cars in the 2015 series, a potential third for at least the Indianapolis 500, if not one other race weekend, is possible.
Steve Weirich, whose RW Motorsports group has a second chassis linked to Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (and ran entries for Bryan Clauson in the 2012 Indianapolis 500, Lucas Luhr at Sonoma 2013, and Alex Tagliani in this year’s Indianapolis 500), is expected to continue under the new CFH umbrella.