Juncos Racing announced today that Spencer Pigot will drive for the team in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.
Pigot, 23, will pilot the No. 11 Juncos Racing Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone entry with sponsorship from Oceanfront Recovery through Rising Star Racing. Pigot previously drove for Juncos Racing beginning in Karts in 2003 and subsequently captured the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship and the 2015 Indy Lights Championship for the team. Juncos Racing is expanding its racing program to include the Verizon IndyCar Series by contesting the team’s first Indianapolis 500 in 2017.
Pigot, who will be making his second Indy 500 start, contested 10 Verizon IndyCar Series events in 2016. He ran three races in 2016 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing including his first Indy 500 where he qualified 29th and finished 25th. He contested seven races in 2016 with Ed Carpenter Racing scoring two top-10 finishes including a career best seventh place showing at Mid-Ohio (ninth at Road America). He is scheduled to contest all Verizon IndyCar road and street course events for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2017 and has already notched one top-10 showing in his first three events, an eighth place showing at Long Beach.