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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Pigot To Contest at Phoenix For 1st Time Ever, Leaning On Carpenter For Guidance

AVONDALE, AZ – This weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be the third trip the Verizon IndyCar Series has made to the ISM Raceway since their long awaited return. For Spencer Pigot, he’s heading to Phoenix as a rookie. See, Pigot didn’t have a full-time ride in the series the last two seasons. He contested on all the road/street course races and the Indianapolis 500. Even with the Indy Lights Series raced on the 1.022-mile oval, Pigot wasn’t in the series. He won…

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Preferred Freezer Systems To Sponsor Pigot In 4 Races In 2018, Including Both at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Preferred Freezer Services announced today a continuation of their partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing for the fifth consecutive year. ECR’s No. 21 Chevrolet will showcase the classic blue and white Preferred Freezer Services colors at four Verizon IndyCar Series races this year, including the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, first teamed up with Ed Carpenter Racing to field a second car for the team in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. The company has supported ECR’s…

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After Positive Start To St. Pete Weekend, Firestone Grand Prix Ended Frustrating For ECR Duo

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, no one really knew what to expect out of the Ed Carpenter Racing duo. In the full-time seat, was Spencer Pigot. He spent the past two years as a part-time driver in the series. Replacing him in the part-time seat in sharing with team owner Ed Carpenter, was Jordan King. He’s a driver with zero experience on any tracks in the United States. With a brand new car for the season and virtually two new drivers, how would they fare in…

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Ed Carpenter Racing Having Strong Weekend in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Its been almost two years since Ed Carpenter Racing last went to victory lane in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. Now, they have two new drivers, one of which having never driven here in the United States before heading into the 2018 season opener. But, here they sit with a decent shot at winning Sunday’s season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Rookie Jordan King has never been in any of the Mazda Road to Indy cars before. Heck, he’s never…

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