BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Thursday that Spencer Pigot, who made three starts for the team in 2016, will return to RLL for the GMR Grand Prix on May 9 and the Indianapolis 500 on May 24.
The Honda-powered car will be entered by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in partnership with Citrone/Buhl Autosport.
CBA was formed in early 2020 by former Indy car driver Robbie Buhl and his brother and business partner Tom, and Robert Citrone, founder of Discovery Capital Management and the largest minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his son Nick, a Data Analytics Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team.
Robbie and Tom own Buhl Sport Detroit, a motorsports marketing company that operates a rallycross team and an advanced driver training program called Teen Street Skills.
Pigot, 26, earned back-to-back championships in 2014 and 2015 in the INDYCAR ladder system, with his 2014 Pro Mazda championship and 2015 Indy Lights title. He made his NTT IndyCar Series debut with RLL in 2016 in the St. Petersburg season opener and also competed in the IndyCar Grand Prix and Indy 500 with the team that year.
He made an additional seven starts for Ed Carpenter Racing that year and joined ECR full time from 2017-2019, with a career-best start of third at the 2019 Indy 500 and career-best finish of second at Iowa Speedway in 2018.
“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. “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 and I can’t wait for May!”