News broke Thursday afternoon that J.R. Hildebrand will compete in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 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 Indy 500 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:
— Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal) March 20, 2014
— Dario Franchitti (@dariofranchitti) March 20, 2014
— Charlie Kimball (@racewithinsulin) March 20, 2014
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