Ed Carpenter Racing is starting to turn things around in the NTT IndyCar Series. Their qualifying has been vastly improved where we stand now to where they were at the beginning of the year.
Spencer Pigot qualified his No. 21 Chevrolet ninth for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) for his fourth straight top 10 starting spot and fourth in the last five races.
That shouldn’t come to a shock that the American made it to the second round of knock out qualifying in Toronto either. Pigot, was 10th, fourth and 10th respectively in practice this weekend.
His teammate Ed Jones has been quick too. He was only 14th, 13th and 17th respectively himself in practice, but Jones said his No. 20 Chevrolet had more speed in it than what showed. He backed that up with making the Firestone Fast Six on Saturday as he will roll off sixth for Sunday’s race.
Jones, has three top six starting spots in his last six Indy Car starts.
Now, the ECR duo need to put finishes with those starts. In the races that Jones started in the top six, he finished sixth and 13th respectively. He started 11th in the last race at Road America and finished 22nd.
Pigot’s last five finishes are 14th, 10th, 21st, 14th and 14th respectively.
The speed is there to contend on Sunday.