When it comes to playing the age-old table game of foosball, Team Penske’s IndyCar drivers (and one in-particular former IndyCar driver) are much better than their NASCAR counterparts.
At least that’s the outcome of the most recent edition of The Penske Games, when 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power and former IndyCar driver turned IMSA sports car combatant Helio Castroneves took foosball bragging rights for Team Penske.
Somehow, because he may have been the odd man out or folks just felt sorry for him, 2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden wound up playing on two teams, eventually finishing in second along with Austin Cindric.
That was a much better finish for Newgarden than when he was teamed with NASCAR Cup driver Brad Keselowski, who together finished last of the six two-man teams.
Check out the video to see how all six teams — and their members — wound up:
Spencer Pigot will not return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2020, according to a story Thursday by RACER.com.
The 26-year-old Floridian, who won the 2015 Indy Lights championship, is expected to be replaced in the No. 21 Chevrolet by 2019 Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay.
“I’m appreciative of the opportunity ECR gave me,” Pigot told RACER.com. “I understand the reasons they had to go in a different direction, and wish them all the best.”
In 56 NTT IndyCar Series starts, Pigot has 15 top 10 finishes, with a best finish of second at Iowa in 2018. He finished 14th in the 2019 point standings.
VeeKay, who tested in an Indy car twice for ECR in 2019, has six wins in 18 Indy Lights starts, including a weekend sweep of the final two rounds of the season at Laguna Seca in September.
A representative from ECR told NBC Sports Thursday that the team currently could not comment on any driver rumors as the team currently does not have any drivers under contract for the 2020 season, although it is presumed that owner/driver Carpenter will return to the No. 20 entry for the oval rounds.
NBC Sports will provide updates on the story once more information becomes available.