Juncos Racing has named Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar normal Spencer Pigot as the primary driver for its Indianapolis 500 introduction.
The Road to Indy step arrangement outfit is challenging the race interestingly this month, having acquired resources from KV Racing Technology when it collapsed.
Pigot hustled with Juncos to take the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights titles in 2014 and ’15, and was set to miss the Indy 500 when Carpenter precluded running a third auto for him close by his street course bargain.
Additionally, beginning this end of the week and retroactive to the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, all race victors in the Mazda Road to Indy will be given unique “rice spoon” (called a skakushi) decals for their autos from Mazda to recognize their achievements.
The rice spoon is a charm for good fortunes, triumph, business flourishing and a sheltered family unit, and the characters on the spoon read “Certain Victory” and “Must Win.”
JR Hildebrand, 6th in a year ago’s Indy 500 for ECR, has supplanted Josef Newgarden, who parlayed three wins in two years and a profession best third in the Indy 500 for Carpenter into a Team Penske ride. Spencer Pigot comes back to drive Carpenter’s No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet on street/road courses while the manager sticks to ovals.