Ed Carpenter joins others in accepting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
SPEEDWAY – Everyone basically everywhere is getting in on the newest fundraising effort that is sweeping the nation.
Now it has reached the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter accepted and completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday, doing so in Victory Lane of the iconic speedway.
The challenge was made to Carpenter by Colts long snapper Matt Overton, who got involved with the challenge thanks to FOX59. Traffic reporter Larra Overton challenged the NFL player after she completed the challenge herself.
After Overton fulfilled his end of the bargain by getting truck bed full of water poured on him Wednesday night, he challenged Carpenter. He followed through and even got some help from a fellow IndyCar driver to make it happen.
Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe was one of two to pour water over Carpenters head, doing so above the driver above Victory Lane with Carpenter standing below.
Now Carpenter is challenge former Brownsburg High School, Butler and current Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward to be the next to do the challenge.
To see video of Carpenter's Ice Bucket Challenge, click on the video above.