Juncos Racing confirmed on Tuesday that they have signed Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot to drive the No.11 Chevrolet in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the end of the month.
Speaking about appointing Pigot to the race seat, team founder and owner Ricardo Juncos commented by saying:
“I am personally very happy to be able to formally announce that Spencer (Pigot) will be driving for
Juncos Racing in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
“As most people know Spencer started with our team in 2003 driving Karts. We reunited in 2014 and won
the Pro Mazda Series championship then Spencer helped us win the Indy Lights team championship in
2015. This is, hopefully, the next step in our successful relationship together.
“I want to thank Ed Carpenter for allowing Spencer to take advantage of this opportunity. I also have to
thank Oceanfront Recovery and Rising Star Racing for their support as well as Chevrolet for supplying
the power and durability that our team will need to successfully compete in the Indy 500.
Pigot who will compete in his second Indianapolis 500 in a row having competed in three races with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016 commented by saying:
“First I want to thank Ricardo
(Juncos) for this opportunity. We have had a long, successful relationship from karts to the Mazda Road
to Indy series and hopefully we can repeat that success at Indy this month. I also want to thank my
sponsors, Oceanfront Recovery, Rising Star Racing and P1 Management for making this possible. The
Indy 500 is the greatest race in the world and to be able to drive in it again is fantastic. Last year was my
first Indy 500 and I learned a lot. I am confident that I will be able to apply what I learned and a better
result this time around.”
Bobby Hillis, founder of Oceanfront Racing commented by saying:
Oceanfront Recovery is excited to join Juncos
Racing through Rising Star Racing as the primary sponsor of Spencer Pigot’s No. 11 Chevy entry for the
101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. In his sophomore season, Spencer has proven that he has the
pace to fight with Verizon IndyCar Series veterans. Through Spencer’s car, Oceanfront Recovery is
raising awareness about the critical importance of essential health benefits to combat the opiate
epidemic. On May 28th, we will be very honored to have our company and its vital mission displayed on a