Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced today it is partnering with the newly formed Citrone/Buhl Autosport to run IndyCar entries in the GMR Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500.
Driving duties for the team will fulfilled by Spencer Pigot who raced for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for three races in 2016, including that year’s Indy 500.
Most recently Pigot has raced two full time seasons for Ed Carpenter Racing, but was replaced by rookie Rinus Veekay for this upcoming IndyCar season despite having a couple top-five finishes last season.
“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. I can’t wait for May!”
Co-owner of Citrone/Buhl Autosport Robbie Buhl said, “We all want to win and this set up allows us to learn in an accelerated way.”
“We feel great about our partnership. You obviously look back at your own experiences as a driver and with Spencer having come up through the ranks leading to Indy car and winning the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights championships like he did shows that he can win.”
Citrone/Buhl Autosport announced their racing program last week as a partnership between father and son Robert and Nick Citrone and Tom and Robbie Buhl, the latter of which has 78 CART and IndyCar series starts as a driver.
With these additional details confirmed the team will be working towards its on-track debut in just over two months for the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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