PORTLAND, Ore – The major storylines from Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix is certainly going to be about the wild day of racing that we saw and how it impacted the Verizon IndyCar Series points championship. Rightfully so too. What Scott Dixon did and how the caution flags flew in Sunday’s race really shook things up.
But, one quiet storyline that we’re overlooking is just how solid Spencer Pigot has been since the month of June. Pigot, passed Scott Dixon in the closing stages and held him off for a fourth place finish in his No. 21 Chevrolet.
It was Pigot’s second straight top six finish as he also came home sixth last Saturday night at the Gateway Motorsports Park. This is a very impressive ending to a season for someone hoping to be back with this team again for the 2019 season.
But, if you go back to how well Pigot has done since the month of June began, the American has five top 10 finishes in a span of 10 races. He had five top 10 finishes in his brief Indy Car career entering this season.
He’s doubled that mark over the second half of this year and is looking more and more comfortable as the weeks go on.
If this is an audition for a ride for 2019, he’s making a great case to Ed Carpenter Racing to keep him in this ride for a second straight year and with the team for a third straight campaign. Sunday was his second career top five finish.
The other was a runner-up at Iowa back in July.