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Hurco and Takumi Represent Manufacturing at Indianapolis 500

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Manufacturing and CNC machining will be well represented at Indianapolis 500, the largest single day sporting event in the world, with five cars representing two brands of CNC machines: Hurco and Takumi USA.  

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Manufacturing and CNC machining will be well represented at Indianapolis 500, the largest single day sporting event in the world, with five cars representing two brands of CNC machines: Hurco and Takumi USA.  

The Hurco logo will be on IndyCar partner Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) cars #20 (Ed Carpenter), #21 (Spencer Pigot), and #63 (Ed Jones). The Hurco logo is placed on the center spine of the ECR racing cars.

For the sixth time in seven years, ECR will have a front row starting position for the Indianapolis 500, but for the first time, the team will hold two of the three positions. ECR will also fill out three of the top four starting positions in Sunday’s 500-mile classic. Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot and Ed Jones qualified second, third and fourth, respectively.

Ed Carpenter is the only owner/driver in the series and has already placed his name solidly in the history of the Indianapolis 500 as a three-time Indy 500 Pole Winner. Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) began its partnership with Hurco in 2014 to gain an edge in the competitive world of IndyCar. Two Hurco CNC machines grind out parts for the motorsports team located in Indianapolis, Indiana. In return, the Hurco logo is displayed on the team’s cars and uniforms in addition to special access for customer events during the IndyCar season.

The Takumi USA logo will be on IndyCar partner Dreyer and Reinbold Racing (DRR) cars #24 (Sage Karam) and #48 (J.R. Hildebrand). The bright orange Takumi logo is located on the side of each car near the rear tire. DRR uses the Takumi H10 3-axis CNC machine and the U600 5-axis CNC machine to make parts for their Indy cars.

Karam, a native of Nazareth, Indiana and second youngest driver ever to complete 200 laps in his 2014 debut race, Karam will make his fifth appearance at the Indy 500 with DRR. Karam was the fastest qualifier among the six vying for the final three spots in the race.

A new member of the DRR racing team, 2019 marks Hildebrand’s second appearance at the Indy 500 with DRR and ninth overall. Hildebrand, the 2009 Indy Lights champion, will start on the outside of row 9 on Sunday.

Hucro Companies is excited to promote machining and show the younger generation how innovative and tech-oriented manufacturing really is with their Indianapolis 500 partnerships.

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