Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Carpenter Signs Pigot For Partial Season

Ed Carpenter Racing announced Tuesday morning the signing of Spencer Pigot to the team's No. 20 entry for the road and street course events this season.

Pigot ran 9 of the 11 non-ovals in 2016, including the final 7 in the ECR No. 20. The young American kicked off the season with a 3-race deal driving the 2nd car for Rahal Letterman Lanigan in St. Pete and the two events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

After 2 years of running the entry full-time, entering the 2014 season Ed Carpenter split the driving duties between oval and road/street courses. Mike Conway ran the non-ovals that season, winning twice.

Luca Filippi took over driving duties in 2015, finishing with 4 top 10s including a 2nd place finish in Toronto.

The No. 20 car didn't run in St. Pete, Long Beach, Alabama, or the IMS road course last season. Pigot then took over in Detroit to run the remaining 7 non-ovals, finishing with 2 top 10s.

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