Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Wednesday that Spencer Pigot who currently drives the teams No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet part time has been elevated for 2018.
Pigot who was loaned out to Juncos Racing for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil replaces JR Hildebrand in the No.21 Chevrolet. Speaking about the news, Pigot commented by saying:
To say I am excited about 2018 would be an understatement. I have really enjoyed my time so far with Ed Carpenter Racing and this is the next step in what I hope is a long, successful partnership with the team in the Verizon IndyCar Series. “I am very thankful to Ed Carpenter, Tony George, Stuart Reed and everyone at ECR for their confidence in me to deliver the results the team deserves. It is a privilege to represent Fuzzy’s Vodka, Preferred Freezer Services, Direct Supply and all of the other partners of ECR in 2018.
Ed Carpenter, who is the Verizon IndyCar Series driver/owner commented on the news by saying:
It is very exciting to be announcing that Spencer will be competing in a full-time role for ECR in 2018. Spencer made significant strides from his rookie season into his sophomore year and we see much more potential in his ability. “Spencer has worked very hard to improve in all areas of his driving and we feel the time has come to give him a chance to compete for the championship. I look forward to his continued development and reaching the top step of the podium in 2018.