The Race | Jack Benyon
23 December 2022
It might feel like elite racing drivers are getting younger and younger, but earmarking a 16-year-old to be your future IndyCar driver still seems extreme.
That’s exactly what Ed Carpenter Racing – a team that can lay a claim to helping Josef Newgarden on his path to becoming one of the series’ best drivers – has done by announcing Josh Pierson as a development driver with the goal of getting him to IndyCar by 2025. Still, if there’s any driver in North America capable of dealing with that expectation placed on their shoulders, it’s Pierson. After all earlier this year he became the youngest driver to ever compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours in its almost 100-year history …