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Fourth Time At Indy 500 Could Be The Charm For Saualito’s J.R. Hildebrand

By Brandon Mercer
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INDIANAPOLIS (CBS SF) — After a devastating crash in the fourth turn robbed Sausalito native J.R. Hildebrand of the win in 2011, a close run in 2012 failed to get him his bottle of milk, and a 2013 return to Indy left him in dead last, the fourth time could be the charm when Hildebrand takes the wheel of Number 21 in Sunday’s 2014 Indy 500.

Hildebrand — aka Captain America — joins owner-driver Ed Carpenter’s Preferred Freezer Services team as the only all-American team in the event.


Hildebrand, now living in Boulder, Colorado gave a shout out to his sponsor, saying in a news release, ″This new combination gives me a strong effort for the biggest race in the world and I look forward to working with Preferred Freezer Services. I can’t wait to see the popular Polar Bear on the side of the No. 21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevy this May.”

Preferred Freezer Services’ CEO John Galiher said, ″I am thrilled to team up with Ed Carpenter, a respected Indianapolis racer who has a passion for the Indy 500 and quality and JR Hildebrand, an experienced American driver, which is in perfect harmony with how we run our company.”

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