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Spencer Pigot, 23, will likely return to the driver’s seat of the #20 Chevrolet-powered car for Ed Carpenter Racing for the road and street course races in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He drove all of the road and street course races starting with Belle Isle for Ed Carpenter Racing last season.
Pigot was the 2015 Indy Lights Series champion with Juncos Racing after he won six races out of 16 in the series. He spent just one season in the Indy Lights Series.
By being the 2015 Indy Lights Series champion, Pigot was guaranteed a $1 million scholarship in the Verizon IndyCar Series that included driving in three races, with one of which being the Indianapolis 500. He ran three races, including the Indianapolis 500, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing before earning the spot for the road and street course races for Ed Carpenter Racing. Pigot races in a total of 10 races last season; three for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, and seven for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Pigot’s top finish in his rookie season was a 7th place finish at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. His other top 10 finish came at Road American in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. During his rookie season, Pigot became the only current series driver other than 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud to finish each of his first nine career races in a higher position than the position in which he started, which puts him in good company as he continues his IndyCar career.