LONG BEACH, Calif – Want a good longshot winner for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)? Look no further than Spencer Pigot. The Ed Carpenter Racing driver is due for a good result and I think that comes this weekend.
So far, Pigot has been solid. He was 12th, 11th and seventh respectively in all three practices out of his No. 21 Chevrolet. He’s improving in every session. On top of that, Pigot has been improving all year too.
He qualified 16th in St. Pete then 15th in Phoenix. He will start 18th though on Sunday. His finishes improved have too. Pigot was 15th in the season opener in St. Pete and 14th last weekend in Phoenix. He’s finished one lap off the pace in each race. I think that changes in Sunday’s 85 Lap race.
Pigot is due and has the talent and pace to contend. He should be listed up there with the sleepers, if not for so many big named drivers running so well this weekend.
That’s why I like Pigot to quietly stay in the hunt on Sunday and contend for a top 10 finish on Sunday.