Pigot Tabbed To No. 21 Chevrolet Full Time For 2018 INDYCAR Season

After two seasons as the road and street course driver of Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 20, Spencer Pigot will move to the No. 21 in 2018 and race full-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The 23-year-old’s first full season of Indy car competition is the next step in a career which has seen him collect multiple championships along the Mazda Road to Indy prior to joinin­­­g ECR during the 2016 season. In 2017, Pigot became the first driver to retain the road and street course seat of the No. 20…

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Top 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Watkins Glen, NY – The Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course on Sunday is going to be an intense one. After all, it’s the penultimate race of the season. With the championship shaping up to be a Penske vs. Ganassi show, this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will likely be one too. But, there are some sleeper drivers that figure to wreck those plans. Who are they? How about these five?

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Spencer Pigot With Solid Weekend So Far at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – A big sleeper to watch out for this weekend at Watkins Glen is Spencer Pigot. The young American driver is basically racing this weekend and in the season finale at Sonoma as an audition. While he’d like to remain with Ed Carpenter Racing next season, he’s also a free agent. He just wants a full-time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series and he’s hoping these last two races of the season leave a lasting impression. So far, this weekend has done just that. 

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Current Or Recent Indy Lights Drivers Vying For 2018 IndyCar Seats

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, I took an updated look at the current 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season efforts. With 12 current rides open for next season, the musical chairs are going to shape the future of this series. Out of the last 18 Indianapolis 500’s, 16 of them have been won by Andretti/Herta/Penske/Ganassi. There’s six combined seats open with them. 2018 IndyCar Silly Season Update With that being said, stars like James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand, Carlos Munoz and…

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Spencer Pigot Crashes In Morning Warm-Up, Will Go to Backup Car

Lexington, OH – The first three Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions, as well as knockout qualifying on Saturday have gone about as clean as possible for the 21 drivers here this weekend. Unfortunately, the carnage was saved until the morning warmup. About halfway through the 30 minute session, Spencer Pigot lost control of his No. 20 Chevrolet exiting the 13th and final turn around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and hit the concrete barrier head on. 

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Top 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/CNBC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Lexington, OH – Everyone loves a good Cinderella or sleeper story in sports. Well, with Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing combining to win nine of the last 10 Verizon IndyCar Series races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as well as seven of the last 10 races on the season, it’s no secret then that their drivers are the easy odds on favorites for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/CNBC/INDYCAR Radio Network). But, with that being said, the Penske foursome and Scott Dixon are the only ones among the…

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Spencer Pigot Strong So Far This Weekend In Toronto

In Indy Lights competition, Spencer Pigot swept the weekend at Toronto in 2015. Last year, he made his first start on the 1.786-mile street circuit in a Verizon IndyCar Series machine. He’d finish 19th. Now, with a season under his belt in 2016, Pigot returns to the Exhibition Place street circuit with more confidence. It showed on Friday. Pigot, 23, was sixth fastest in the first session this morning, then followed that up with being 13th overall in the second session later on this afternoon in his No. 20 Chevrolet.…

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