Carlos Munoz has signed a contract with Andretti Autosport for the full 2014 IndyCar season. The Columbian driver transitions to the team full-time after running in last year’s Indianapolis 500, where he turned heads, starting and finishing in second position. Although his primary sponsorship is not yet known, it will be announced later. Munoz will be the replacement for EJ Viso, as the Venezuelan driver will not return.
Coming up from the Firestone Indy Lights series, Munoz is primed to make a big splash in IndyCar next season. His performance in Indy last year was nothing short of amazing. After being at the top of the speed charts on most practice days, Carlos qualified on the front row, led 12 laps, and easily won Rookie of the Year by finishing runner up behind Tony Kanaan.
Munoz competed in a total of 3 IndyCar races last season. He replaced Ryan Briscoe in the Panther Racing machine for the second race in Toronto, after Briscoe suffered a broken wrist in the first race. He also filled in for Viso in the season-ending race at Auto Club Speedway, where he ran up front in the early stages of the race. Carlos scored four wins and five pole positions in the 2013 Firestone Indy Lights season. He now joins Hunter-Reay, Hinchcliffe, and Andretti at AA, where the team is set with four ful-time drivers next season.