Carpenter working to retain King for road/street courses in 2019

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Carpenter working to retain King for road/street courses in 2019

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Carpenter working to retain King for road/street courses in 2019

With Spencer Pigot returning to the No. 21 Chevy in 2019, Ed Carpenter hopes to maintain stability in the No.20 sister car by retaining Jordan King for the road/street course events while the driver/owner continues to run the full complement of oval races.

“It will be a similar situation to now,” Carpenter said. “Contrary to some reports that have been out there about me just running Indy next year, that’s not true. I’ll be back for all the ovals. A little disappointed there’s one less, but I’ll take the five that I get. Hopefully we’ll have that [car] finalized soon. We’ve certainly really enjoyed having Jordan as part of the team; see a lot of potential in him.”

ECR confirmed Thursday that Pigot will return in the No.21 car, and Carpenter said the continuity achieved through finding a way to retain King as well would benefit the entire team.

“Keeping Spencer was part of the continuity,” he said. “I’m really hopeful that Jordan will be able to be back for a second season as well, because I see a lot of potential in him. In a perfect world, if we could continue building the team around the group we have now, I think that would be a really good situation for us. We’re working hard to finalize the last sponsor pieces to get that done. Hopefully it will be sooner than later.”

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