JR Hildebrand in his National Guard attire during the 2011 IndyCar season. (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

J.R. Hildebrand in his National Guard attire during the 2011 season. (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

News broke Thursday afternoon that J.R. Hildebrand will compete in the 2014 in the No. 21 car fielded by Ed Carpenter Racing.

Hildebrand has competed against Ed Carpenter on the track before, but now, with the 2009 Indy Lights Championship and the 2011 Rookie of the Year to his name, Hildebrand’s resume has proven strong enough to land him a ride with a solid team again.

Many of Hildebrand’s competitors have taken to Twitter to provide the 26-year-old American driver with their congratulations:

 

 

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