Pigot’s hopes for fulltime IndyCar ride hinge on the size check he can bring

Open-wheel racing is so broken, Pigot's competition isn't on the track, it's off-track fund raising that matters

Reigning Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot says he has several IndyCar teams interested in delivering the three guaranteed race entries that are part of his title-winning prize. However, he tells Motorsport.com that his aim remains a full-time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 2016.

"The teams I'm eligible to drive for as part of the $1 million, three-race package had to submit their proposals to Dan, and I think there were five of those," Pigot told Motorsports.com.

"So that's a good selection. One of the races is guaranteed to be Indy, so that's great. Way back my goal was to be in the 100th running of the Indy 500, so that's worked out well.

"I'm hoping we'll get something figured out in the next two weeks. Then, once we have that three-race deal done, then hopefully we can all go out – myself and the team's people – and search for more funding together.

"Right now I'm confident we'll have money to do more than the three races, but I definitely don't have enough for a whole season yet. And there are a few drivers with a couple million more than I have. There's competition out there, for sure."

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