Spencer Pigot is going back to where his IndyCar career started, Tom Citrone and Robbie Buhl have acquired a coveted Indy seat for their driver, and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Speedway plans are complete.
Citrone/Buhl Autosport and RLL will partner for the month of May to place Pigot, the 2015 Indy Lights champion who drove for RLL in three races in 2016, in a Honda-powered entry alongside 2017 Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal.
“I’m very excited to join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Citrone/Buhl Autosport for this year’s GMR Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500,” said Pigot, who exited the Ed Carpenter Racing team during the offseason. “I ran my first IndyCar Series race and Indy 500 with RLL in 2016 so it will be nice to return to a team with some familiar faces. I can’t thank everyone at RLL and Citrone/Buhl Autosport enough for their efforts in putting this deal together and the opportunity to compete in another Indy 500. I can’t wait for May!”
CBA and Pigot will join RLL for the Indianapolis Grand Prix, where he finished fifth last year for ECR, and the 104th running of the Indy 500, where he qualified on the front row in 2019, and in the top six the previous year.
With their RLL deal, CBA secures one of the few remaining high-profile entries for Indianapolis. A number of drivers were linked to RLL’s third car for the 500, and with a only handful of teams left to declare their Indy plans, the majority of the entries are in position.