Three NTT IndyCar Series races this season have featured three different winners, and with Alexander Rossi on the pole for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, there is the potential for a fourth unique victor.
Last year, Rossi won this race from the pole and if he can do so again, it will mark the first time since IndyCar took over the sanction of Long Beach that a driver has won back-to-back.
Here is today’s schedule:
(All times are Eastern)
Sunday 4/14, 12 p.m. ET, morning warmup: NBC Sports GOLD
Sunday 4/14, 4 p.m. ET, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, NBCSN and streaming live
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.