Carpenter Trying To Retain King For 2019, Says He Will Also Run All Ovals Still Too

SONOMA, Calif – On Thursday, Ed Carpenter Racing announced that they had signed an extension with Spencer Pigot to keep the young American in the seat for the No. 21 Chevrolet for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. The team talked about that on Friday at the Sonoma Raceway as well as their overall plans for next year. Team owner Ed Carpenter said that he hopes to keep ECR the exact same next season as he will definitely drive on all five oval events in the No. 20 Chevrolet and hope to…

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Pigot Returns To Ed Carpenter Racing For 2019

SONOMA, Calif – Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Thursday that current driver Spencer Pigot will return to the team for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. Pigot, joined the team in 2016 in a part-time role which his success that year led him to a similar role in 2017. Then, he was tabbed to replace JR Hildebrand in the No. 21 Chevrolet on a full time basis this season which has earned him another shot for 2019. His first full-time campaign has included career-best qualifying and finishing positions on street courses, road…

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Pigot, Fittipaldi Hoping To End The Year With New Found Momentum, Veach Hoping To Get It Back

Every driver wants to go into an offseason with as much momentum as humanly possible. When the Verizon IndyCar Series offseason lasts six months, you don’t want your last showing to be a bad one. Well, for two drivers, they have found some big momentum and now hope to keep it. For another, he wants it back. One quiet storyline from two weeks ago in Portland was that of Spencer Pigot. He passed Scott Dixon in the closing stages and held him off for a fourth place finish in his…

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Pigot Nets 2nd Career Top 5 Finish Sunday In Portland

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…

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Spencer Pigot Surging To A Bright INDYCAR Future

Last weekend, I wrote that Spencer Pigot had a pressure packed race ahead of him at the Iowa Speedway. Entering the Iowa Corn 300, Pigot sat 15th in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings. Last year, JR Hildebrand had actually had better finishes at that point of the year compared to where Pigot is at now and the latter was let go at seasons end. Plus, in 2016, Josef Newgarden led 282 of 300 laps at Iowa en route to a dominating win. He did so with a broken clavicle.…

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Pigot’s Chance To Shine Is Now

The pressure is on Spencer Pigot this weekend at the Iowa Speedway. Pigot, in his first season as the full-time driver with Ed Carpenter Racing, has scored only two top 10 finishes in 10 tries during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While some would say he needs more time, he’s made 32 career INDYCAR starts and has seven top 10 finishes in those. I agree that the kid can be a star in this series is given the ample amount of time to adjust, but this is a cut…

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For 4th Time In 5 Years, INDYCAR Grand Prix Has 1st Lap Caution, Both ECR Cars Involved

INDIANAPOLIS – Its part of the INDYCAR Grand Prix right? It’s obviously one of the biggest storylines of the annual race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Well, it happened again on Saturday afternoon. For the fourth time in the five year history of the 85 Lap race, there was an opening lap caution for the Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 2.439-mile track. This time, it affected one team worse than all the others. 

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Watch Out For Spencer Pigot In Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – When looking for a good sleeper to win Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) look no further than Spencer Pigot. Ed Carpenter Racing has been extremely quick out of the gates to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Unfortunately, bad luck has struck them more times than not as they haven’t had the results to back up their speed so far this year. That could change this weekend though. 

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Ed Carpenter Racing Hoping Results Start Backing Up Their Strength That They’ve Had In 2018

It’s no secret, if luck started going more Ed Carpenter Racing’s way, they’d be challengers for this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series championship. See, Jordan King, as a rookie, has been a huge bright spot for the team so far. Until late last year, he’s never been in an IndyCar before, let alone seen any of these tracks. But, ECR took a chance on him anyways and here he is shining. Unfortunately, the finishes haven’t backed up how good he’s been. In St. Pete, King actually broke the track record in…

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Pigot Quietly Having a Solid Weekend In Long Beach

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. 

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