Zach Veach
Zach  Veach
Ed Carpenter Racing
Zach Veach
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Dec 9, 1994
21 Chevrolet USA Sunoco Rookie Road To Indy Graduate
Stockdale, OH
Zionsville, IN

Zach Veach began racing when he was 12 years old. He started in go-karts and soon moved onto Formula BMW. In 2010, he competed in the USF2000 National Championship and moved up to the Star Mazda Championship in 2011. In 2012, he had 11 top-10 finishes in Star Mazda. Outside of the track, Veach released his first book, 99 THINGS TEENS WISH THEY KNEW BEFORE TURNING 16, with an appearance on NBC's The Today Show.

Hobbies: Aviation/flying, rock climbing/big wall climbing, mountaineering, remote control cars and planes, reading/learning new things

Snapshot: I am always looking for the exciting sides of life and eager to learn something new. From rock climbing to sitting in the race car, I’m hooked on the rush of life you get when doing something out of the ordinary. This is part of the reason for me training to one day free climb the ‘Nose’ of El Capitan. But even more importantly, I love to help people and make a difference in their lives for the greater good because that’s a win-win for everybody.                          

Racing goal: To become a Verizon IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 professional race car driver

Racing hero: Michael Andretti

My fitness routine includes: A lot of strength training in the off-season to build up muscle and then a lot of cardio to stay in shape during the season. Also, I have to eat as much as I can every day to try to gain more weight (4,000 to 6,000 calories).

An interesting note about me: Being 21 this year, I finally get real champagne on the podium.

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2016 Indy Lights 18 3 1 11 17 118 17
2014 Indy Lights 14 3 4 11 14 119 14
2013 Indy Lights 12 0 1 6 12 56 10
2012 Pro Mazda 17 0 0 2 10 0 14

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish

Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter Racing is owned and operated by Ed Carpenter, who also is the driver of the No. 20 car as he was for Vision Racing from 2005-09.

Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka, founded by pro golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, is the primary sponsor.

Carpenter made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in 2003 and earned his first victory in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway. Carpenter resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Heather, and their two children.

Team Website

Zach's Road to Indy

  • 2015
    • Made his IMSA sports car debut at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, finishing fourth in the PC class
    • Drove the Verizon IndyCar Series two-seater at several events
    • Required hand surgery in May which sidelined him for much of the season
    • Tested a Dallara IL-15 Indy Lights car for the first time at Sebring in late November
  • 2014
    • Earned the Replay XD Move of the Race Award both at Milwaukee and Sonoma Raceway
    • Finished third in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with three wins and six additional podium finishes driving for Andretti Autosport
    • Scored four poles in Indy Lights, equaled only by series runner-up Jack Harvey
  • 2013
    • Completed rookie Indy Lights season in seventh place with one pole position, one podium, six top-five finishes and 56 laps led
    • Earned earned Key Bank Community Leader Award for being the driver "who best displays a passion for community service and community outreach"
    • Named to Got Chocolate Milk's Team Refuel
    • Appeared on Larry King's 'King's Things' program after a nationwide hunt for inspirational people
  • 2012
    • Finished 10th in the Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear (now Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires) point standings
    • Claimed 11 top-10 finishes
    • Won Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Winter Series championship with four race wins and four pole positions to capture the title
  • 2011
    • Clinched the USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest championship title with two race wins and two podium finishes
    • Voted "Most Popular Driver in USF2000" along with being named by ESPN The Magazine as a NEXT athlete in motorsports
  • 2010
    • Finished fifth in the USF2000 series with 10 top-five finishes in 12 starts with Andretti Autosport
    • Recorded recorded a podium finish of third in only his second USF2000 race
  • 2009
    • Signed to compete in the Atlantic Championship Series, before it folded in early 2010 (in which he would have become the youngest competitor in the series’ 37-year history)
    • Participated as test driver in Formula BMW and Formula Atlantic Series
    • Won Indiana Karting Series New Castle Shifter Kart Championship
    • Won Indiana Karting Series New Castle Shifter Kart Championship
  • 2008
    • Finished Mid-State Ohio Karting Club Points Runner-Up in the Yamaha Jr. Class
    • Set Mid-State Ohio Karting Yamaha Jr. track record
  • 2007
    • Set Yamaha Jr. Sportsman track record at Circleville (Ohio) Raceway Park
    • Won Mid-State Ohio Karting Club Points Championship for Yamaha Jr. Sportsman Class
    • Became Mid-State Ohio Karting Club “Rookie of the Year”
    • Secured Commercial Point Grand Prix Champion (Ohio)
    • Scored 12 feature wins and 26 heat wins in the MSOKC circuit (Ohio)