DXC Technology 600 Advance
INDIANAPOLIS (June 8, 2018) – On Saturday, Rising Star Racing’s (RSR) Josef Newgarden (Team Penske) and Spencer Pigot (Ed Carpenter Racing) will compete at Texas Motor Speedway in the season’s second evening race.
The DXC Technology 600 will be Pigot’s first career start at Texas Motor Speedway.
“Texas is one of the races I have been looking most forward to this year,” Pigot said. “We’ve qualified strong at Indianapolis; but, the race didn’t end how we were hoping, so it’s exciting to get another high-speed oval so soon afterward and see what we’ve got.”
While the race may be Pigot’s first career start at Texas Motor Speedway; RSR’s Founder and CEO, Art Wilmes is confident in Pigot’s natural talent.
“Spencer is refining his craft, week after week and seeing serious improvement from last season,” Wilmes said. “I am really proud of him.”
Newgarden is determined.
“We’ve had a few weeks that haven’t gone our way; but, we’re ready to change all that at Texas [Motor Speedway],” Newgarden said. “[Our] team has been working hard in this long stretch; but, we’re ready to do whatever we can to get back into victory lane.”
Wilmes recognizes Newgarden’s frustration; but, reminds him that there is still plenty of time.
“I understand Josef is frustrated with how Detroit finished,” Wilmes said. “But there is still a lot of the season left and I know that his results will improve moving forward. Texas is a fast track and I am confident that Josef will have the results he is after.”
Newgarden added, “Texas fans are always really fun and I always really enjoy getting to meet the passionate IndyCar fans out there.”
Friday’s practice session(s) will be available on; the Advance Auto Parts IndyCar Radio Network, the Verizon IndyCar Series Race Control, the IndyCar YouTube Channel and on the official Verizon IndyCar Series Mobile App.
Today’s qualifying session will be telecasted on NBSCN beginning at 3:00 p.m. (CT).
Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 may be heard on the Advance Auto Parks IndyCar Radio Network, SIRIUS/XM 209 and 2014, on radio stations across the country and on the official Verizon IndyCar Series Mobile App. The DXC Technology 600 will be telecasted on NBSCN beginning at 7:00 p.m. (CT).
For more information regarding the race this coming weekend, please visit the; Verizon IndyCar Series’ website.
To learn more about RSR; visit www.risingstarracing.com.