Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 AutoGeek Chevrolet had a great night in the Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway as he came through the field from 19th place to finish the race in fifth place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was a tough race, as always! With it cooling down, it was tougher to make passes as everyone had a little bit more grip. It just speaks to how well the car was handling tonight. The No. 21 Autogeek Chevrolet was really good, I can’t thank the guys enough from rebounding from qualifying! At times, we were really strong. That last restart, I couldn’t get up to speed as quick as some of the guys. We’ll have to see where we can improve there, but overall a good recovery. I am very happy to get back into the Top 5!”
It was a disappointing return to the NTT IndyCar Series for team owner Ed Carpenter who was forced to retire from the race having spun into the wall. Carpenter who started the race from 17th place and speaking following the race he commented saying:
I am really disappointed. The No. 20 Autogeek Chevrolet was strong tonight. Even though we started so far back, we made our way through the field more than once. To have our race end this way is very frustrating. A job well done by Spencer Pigot for getting ECR another Top 5 at Iowa.