Who Could Juncos Racing Sign For Indianapolis 500?
The countdown to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is well and truly underway with the green flag set to drop in just 27 days.
The field for the race at the Brickyard is taking shape nicely and for one team in particular they are busier then most getting organised. In February, Ricardo Juncos announced that he was bringing his Juncos Racing team to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The team who have been extremely successful in both the Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Series presented by Cooper Tires have yet to announce who will power their car either Honda or Chevrolet and who will drive their car.
One driver who comes to mind is Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot who will not drive a third ECR Chevrolet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Ed Carpenter has opted not to run three cars at the event this year.
So why should Juncos Racing try and sign Pigot? The American who made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and drove in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil has gained valuable experience of the Verizon IndyCar Series with Ed Carpenter Racing and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
The American started the race in from 29th place and finished in 25th place, he may be under contract to Ed Carpenter Racing but he has made it clear that he is working hard to secure a seat for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Pigot is experienced at the Speedway and Juncos Racing will be looking for an experienced driver as they begin their Verizon IndyCar Series journey later this month.
The team may also opt to promote from within with their Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires driver Kyle Kaiser currently in second place in the champion on 85 points and he would be the ideal choice as Juncos Racing look to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The team also have Nicolas Dapero who is currently in eighth place in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires. It is also possible that Juncos Racing may decide to run two cars in 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.