Spencer Pigot will do two NTT IndyCar Series races in 2020.
The American racing driver has signed a contract with the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Citrone/Buhl Autosport outfit, where he will race the GMR Grand Prix and Indy 500 – i.e. the two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
While the first part of the team name is well-known, the Citrone/Buhl is a brand new collaboration between Tom and Robert Citrone plus Robbie Buhl. Citrone has a connection to the NFL team Pittsburgh Steelers, while Buhl is a former Indycar driver himself.
26-year-old Pigot has had quite some ups and downs in his career. He has been a bit in and out of the series, with full season programmes and a selected races programme. He most recently popped up in sportscars too, being a third driver at Mazda Team Joest at the endurance races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Pigot actually made his Indycar debut for RLL in 2016, where he used some of the prize money that he had gotten for winning the Indycar lights title the year before. So he did three races for RLL, plus finding the budget to do 7 starts for Ed Carpenter Racing in the same season.
He continued for the ECR team from 2017 until 2019, with the the two later seasons being full seasons. He sadly didn’t get that contract extended into 2020, so he was without a seat until this announcement.
The first race for the NTT IndyCar Series will be run on 15 March in St. Petersburg, while Spencer Pigot will have to wait until 9 May in Indianapolis.