After two full IndyCar Series seasons for Ed Jones and a one-off appearance at the Indianapolis 500 for Scuderia Corsa, the two have joined forces with Ed Carpenter Racing.
Jones will pilot the No. 20 Chevrolet at 13 of the 17 races on the 2019 calendar while team owner Ed Carpenter will assume driving duties at the five ovals.
Complimenting his road and street program, Jones will step into the No. 64 car driven by Oriol Servia at this year’s Indy 500 for next May’s visit to the iconic Indianapolis oval. Jones will attempt his third “500” alongside Carpenter and Spencer Pigot, the team’s full-time driver.
Scuderia Corsa’s IndyCar expansion comes after its initial foray into open-wheel racing following extensive sports car racing success, including three consecutive GT Daytona championships in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2015 to 2017.
Jones won the 2016 Indy Lights championship and raced full-time in IndyCar the following year with Dale Coyne Racing. His debut season was highlighted by his rookie run at Indianapolis where he finished third. He joined Chip Ganassi Racing in 2018 as the driver of the No. 10 Honda, recording eight top-10 finishes and two trips to the podium.
Following an offseason testing plan that remains in the planning stages, Jones will take to the streets of St. Petersburg in March to begin his third season in North America’s premier open-wheel championship.