It was such an honor to be part of the Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa No. 63 effort driven by Ed Jones in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. It was an exciting race and absolutely amazing to see the Race for Relapsing Polychondritis on the biggest stage in the world. In the end, the No. 63 finished 13th, Ed Carpenter in the No. 20, finished 6th and Spencer Pigot finished 14th. We thank Scuderia Corsa for the unprecedented access to their incredible operation, program and passionate team, managers, crew and drivers.
Though we didn’t get to drink the coveted milk, the experience and awareness generated for autoimmune diseases and RP, we believe, was a huge win. For our motorsports awareness program to be part of this “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” was undoubtedly a big milestone. For the patients who suffer from relapsing polychondritis, we know this was a special day. One that gave us hope and strengthened our sense of purpose. And perhaps a better way to start the conversation with family, friends, co-workers, and even doctors and health professionals about what RP is and what is being done about it.
We race to drive awareness and accelerate research. We race for better diagnosis and treatments. We Race for RP.