We’ve reached the halfway point of the NTT IndyCar Series, which means it’s time to take stock of everything that has unfolded over the first eight weekends of racing.
Recently, the NASCAR America crew of Krista Voda, AJ Allmendinger, and Parker Kligerman took a deep dive into some of the storylines circulating throughout the open-wheel circuit.
From who has been the best and most impressive driver so far during the 2019 season, to notable surprise efforts, to those that just haven’t been able to shake trouble, watch the video above to see which side of the coin your favorite driver currently falls on.
The NTT IndyCar Series returns next weekend on Sunday, June 23 with the Grand Prix at Road America at noon ET on NBC, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold.
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.