DePedal competes in the 2016 Piston Cup season in Cars 3. He enters the season as a mid-season replacement for the previous RPM racer, Bruce Miller. After making his debut, he is proven to be a worthy competitor mostly finishing in high positions. He starts his career with a 4th place finish at Rustbelt Raceway . Later finishes in 3rd at Heartland Motor Speedway . In the Florida 500 he starts in 12th position. He is frequently in the top 15 for the beginning of the race. At some point he and the next-gen Carbon Cyber are in wreck. eventually the Carbon Cyber Next-gen, Next-gen SynerG , Ed Truncan, and Lightning McQueen pass him. Later he is passed by Cruz Ramirez. He finishes in 13th place.