Ed Carpenter Racing confirmed Tuesday that Preferred Freezer Services is continuing its partnership for the fifth consecutive year with the team. The blue and white Preferred Freezer Services colors will return at four Verizon IndyCar Series races this year, including the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, on the No. 21 Chevy-powered entry driven by Spencer Pigot.
PFS, which builds advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, first teamed up with ECR to field a second car for the team in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. The company has supported ECR’s Month of May program each year since, serving as primary partner on five entries in the 500-mile race in the past four years.
“As I have been a part of Ed Carpenter Racing for the past couple of years, I know the history of Preferred Freezer Services with the team and I am honored to now drive a PFS car myself!” said Pigot. “We are fortunate to have such great partner in PFS who has been continually committed to helping the team grow and succeed. I am also excited for that extra bit of luck the PFS colors tend to bring ECR at Indianapolis!”
The Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet will revert back to a predominately blue scheme, last seen on the No. 21 in the 2016 Indianapolis 500. The livery will make its first appearance at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach next month, as well as at the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis and the Indianapolis 500. Additionally, PFS will adorn Pigot’s car at the Honda Indy Toronto while continuing as an associate on the No. 21 for all other races this season. The PFS polar bear will also adorn the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet, driven by Carpenter during the six oval events.