Carlos Munoz
Carlos  Munoz
A.J. Foyt Enterprises
Carlos Munoz
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Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jan 2, 1992
14 Honda Columbia Road To Indy Graduate
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Hometown
Bogota, Colombia
Residence
Miami, FL

ON TRACK

  • Won first Indy car race at Belle Isle in 2015
  • 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year
  • 2013 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
  • Qualified and finished in second place for the 2013 Indianapolis 500

OFF TRACK

  • Enjoys kitesurfing and cycling (his favorite hobby)
  • Still competes in karting competitions, including Juan Pablo Montoya’s Carrera de Estrellas – Race of the Stars – in December 2015
  • Likes training for and competing in triathlons – his first Ironman was in 2013.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 1 2 7 50 15
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 3 7 25 14
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 5 8 0 13
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 1 1 12 2
Total 53 1 1 11 23 87 44
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2013 Indy Lights 12 4 5 8 11 198 9
2012 Indy Lights 14 2 1 7 9 85 8

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


A.J. Foyt Enterprises

A.J. Foyt, the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, founded A.J. Foyt Enterprises, a race shop based in Waller, Texas, in 1965.

Foyt has won more Indianapolis-style championship races (67) than any driver in history. He has a record seven national Indy-style driving championship titles to his name and a total of 12 major driving championships in various categories.

Foyt has raced everything from midgets to stock cars. He won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1967 and the Daytona 500 in 1972. He is the only driver to win those two events along with the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. He was the inaugural inductee into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1989.

Foyt retired from driving Indy cars in 1993 to concentrate his efforts on team ownership but returned to the driver's seat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994 to compete in the inaugural Brickyard 400 NASCAR race.

Foyt earned his first Indianapolis 500 victory solely as a car owner with driver Kenny Brack in 1999. Foyt's team won IndyCar Series titles in 1996 and 1998. His son, Larry, is the team director.

 

Team Website foytracing.com
First Start
May 26, 2013
Indianapolis 500
First Win
May 30, 2015
Belle Isle (Race 1)
First Pole
June 9, 2016
Texas

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2015
    • Finished 13th in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport
    • Won first career race at Belle Isle-1, coming from 20th starting spot in the wet to lead a 1-2 finish for the team
    • Had three top-five and seven top-10 finishes
  • 2014
    • Finished eighth in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Recorded three podiums among eight top-10 finishes, with best of third at Long Beach, Houston 1 and Pocono.
    • Received 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year award.
  • 2013
    • Competed in two races for Andretti Autosport and one for Panther Racing.
    • Started and finished second in the Indianapolis 500, earning Rookie of Year honors.

Carlos's Road To Indy

  • 2013
    • Finished third in Firestone Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Recorded four victories, including back-to-back wins from pole at Barber and Long Beach.
    • Posted eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes overall.
    • Earned five poles.
    • Led six races for total of 198 laps.
    • Was running at finish in nine of the 12 races.
  • 2012
    • Finished fifth in Firestone Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Recorded two victories, one pole, seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
  • 2011
    • Finished eighth in Formula 3 Euro Series for Signature with a best finish of second at Hockenheim.
    • Finished on podium at Silverstone.
    • Won pole for race at Hockenheim-2.
    • Finished sixth in FIA Formula 3 International Trophy with best finish of third at Spa-Francorchamps.
    • Competed in Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.
  • 2010
    • Finished ninth in Formula 3 Euro Series for Mücke Motorsports with best finish of second at Brands Hatch.
    • Made six starts in British Fomula 3 Invitation Class, recording a win and two podiums.
    • Competed in Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.
  • 2009
    • Finished eighth in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup for Epsilon Euskadi.
    • Finished 12th in European F3 Open with two podiums in six starts.
    • Finished seventh in Formula Renault 2.0 WEC for Epsilon Euskadi.
  • 2008
    • Competed in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with Prema Powerteam.
    • Finished ninth in Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Cup.
    • Finished 16th in Formula Renault 2.0 Italy for Prema Powerteam.
  • Early Career
    • Competed in karting, racing in the KF3 class for Gillard. Finished third in Spanish Championship and 12th in Italian Championship.
    • Made four starts in Formula TR Pro Series FR 1600.
    • Selected to race for Wales in the Inter-nations Karting Championship.